Respect for Food, Wendell Berry Style

Respect for Food, Wendell Berry Style

Jul 10

Wendell Berry in What Are People For said “I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable in order to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade. And I am getting almost as fussy about food plants.” Berry wrote that in 1990,...

Jun 02

I’ve been reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and only 11 pages in, I found a great quote (and many more in the pages after that will be posted here as I can find time). “A quick way to improve food-related fuel economy would be to buy a quart of motor oil and drink it. More palatable options are available. If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal)...

Doubts

Doubts

May 15

Like John, I’ve been reading through The Town That Food Saved, and I came across a great quote (It’s lengthy but bare with me). Bill Hewitt towards the end of the book talks about how a local food system and it’s benefits haven’t been quantified, both in terms of output and cost, and how it’s hard to really tell if a completely localized food system would work, since...

Building a Local Food Network

Building a Local Food Network

Apr 24

At the Lake Eola Earth Day Festival yesterday, John and I watched a panel discussion on ‘Building a Local Food Network’. The panel of experts were Michael Tiner from Homegrown Co-op, Stephanie Syson of Gray’s Gardens, Tia Meer of Econ Farm and president of Simple Living Institute, and Kendra Lott of Edible Orlando magazine. I can’t say much was discussed that we...

Unravel

Unravel

Oct 13

I have been reading, Harvest for Hope; A Guide For Mindfull Eating, by Jane Goodall (yup the Chimp lady). And last night I read a quote she had from our beloved Michael Pollan. He likens the food industry as we know it to a sweater, woven of many threads. And everytime we buy organic, free range chicken, we are saying no to big agriusiness and pulling a single thread from that sweater. Not much...

Not enough darkness

Not enough darkness

Aug 07

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.”

-Robert Alden

E.B White

E.B White

Aug 03

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day.” -E.B. White (Came across this quote in relation to food. To save the world, aka eating veg, or savor it, aka eating meat. But I think we’ve been proving that you can do both, save and savor the world by eating both more wisely)

Opportunity

Opportunity

Jul 24

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

—Thomas Edison