Here’s a wonderful quote from noted author, Barbara Kingsolver, who said this in The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land :
“Our gustatory industries treat food items like spoiled little celebrities, zipping them around the globe in luxurious air-con-ditioned cabins, dressing them up in gaudy outfits, spritzing them with makeup, and breaking the bank on advertising, for heaven’s sake. My farm girl heritage makes me blush and turn down tickets to that particular circus. I’d rather wed my fortune to the sturdy gal-next-door kind of food, growing what I need or getting it from local, you-pick orchards and our farmers market.”
I’ll go with that “gal-next-door food” ANY day!