I’m trying to change my relationship with food, and respecting more of where it comes from. Thought some of you might enjoy this blog post.
– Wendell Berry, American novelist, activist, cultural critic, and farmer
We seem to have forgotten that.
At least, I had forgotten that until I left my corporate job and my New York City apartment in 2011 to begin a three-year journey around Latin America and Australia. Working on a winery in Mendoza, Argentina during its harvest taught me the importance of a farmer’s vigilance and dedication – as well as how fickle a crop can be. WWOOFing on an organic farm in Byron Bay, Australia, brought out my inner child as I delighted in pulling carrots, radishes and peanuts out of the ground. Volunteering at a coffee cooperative in Guatemala instilled in me the importance of fair wages and food justice. This was the same girl who had grown up with a plethora of food in the…
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