I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a bit chilly here over the past few days but I spent Saturday night cozy-ed up in Toby's feed barn sitting on stacks of hay with my fellow town members listening to Michael Pollan speak. It was an absolutely delightful treat. I must admit that the entire time I sat there I was thinking, "He's met Oprah. He and Oprah must be bff's. Therefore Oprah and I are basically bff's". Isn't that how it works? ...I digress.
I never knew my life would take a path that would lead me to Point Reyes. A place that has one of the only local and all organic farm communities and farmer's markets in this part of the country. Not only that, but I was unaware that Michael Pollan himself wrote the end of The Omnivores Dilemma & the start of his new book Cooked here in this area where he often connects to the land and finds inspiration. It made listening to him, and my adoration for the knowledge he has collected even more special.
I hope you all support him in his plight to educate Americans and support farmers by reading his current book and talking to your community about what you can do to start a food revolution. Let's ask questions. Let's start to taste again. Let's stop asking for all food to "taste the same". The growth and taste of food is unpredictable which means it should never conform to a uniform standard of taste and regulations. Living here has awakened my senses and allowed me to taste sweet ripe tomatoes and green beans off the vine. To pick my own apples and know the farmer who grew the greens I am buying at our market or eating in our local restaurants. It is a gift to me that I embrace everyday. I wish that food happiness for all of you.
May you all have a wonderful week and stay tuned for a fun candy garland tutorial on Wednesday. Which now almost seems ironic. But fun and Halloweenish all the same.
Love to all of y'all!