"Farm fresh find" - Of course the first thing that caught my eye in this piece was that he was talking about a place in the twin cities *woo hoo, minnesota represent!* I really liked her description of the foods, it made me feel hungry even though I didn't even know what some of the stuff she was describing. *hondrolia olives? Um, ok, mmm mm* Anyways I think any sane person would agree with this article that animals raised in farms that actually get to walk around and not be totally confined and/or totally injected with hormones are better. Then again of course, comes the issue of price which i'm factors in to the majority of people's minds
'Playing the market" - I actually just moved back here from the bay area so this article also caught my eye right at the beginning when it mentioned that the farmer's market she's describing is in San Francisco. But where I totally lost her was when she described two other farmers markets that weren't as good because they were "funky" and had a large immigrant population. Whatever lady, you just feel uncomfortable when you aren't around a place where there's not a white majority. In all honesty I lost interest in this article when I read this, thinking, "here's another 'liberal' white lady who's 'liberal' when it comes to issues of diversity and multi-culturalism...so long as those people aren't anywhere near her."
"Mother of all markets" - When I read this article I felt that this market woud be the kind of place for me. It's sort of like a "Whole Food's market", not truly a farmers market/co-op or anything, but at least it makes you feel like it somewhat is. I'm all for the fresher, larger variety of food markets.
"Fresh off the farm" - Even though I'm all for the small farmer and know that so many of them are struggling, CSAs really don't appeal to me. Work? For food? Bah! Of course I don't really eat that many vegetables, so that would be a big reason why it really wouldn' make sense for a person like me to "own" into a CSA.Posted by poon0022 at June 19, 2005 10:35 PM