Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why Do I Do This?

I just had to share this article from The Ethicurean: All Work= Delicious Play.

It struck a chord with me because this is exactly how I'm feeling lately.

Coming off of a weekend of non-stop planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, and storing, I finally reached one of those exhausting peaks where I asked myself, “Why do I do this?”

And the answer:

I know this food, real food, was nurtured. No pesticides or chemicals applied here. The seeds are organic; the soil replenished last year with a cover crop. The fruits were harvested with care and stored to save the full value of the food. The distance traveled from field to fork is about as far as I can throw an heirloom tomato.

Yeah. That's what I'm talkin' about.

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