In pursuit of the perfect carrot
June 18, 2010I have been writing about food recently. Not restaurant reviews or recipes or diets, but where our food comes from. I decided to concentrate on where the food on Bainbridge Island originates: what grows, who grows it, how those of us who eat here obtain it.
This has led to a series of interviews with farmers and food sellers. Each of them has a philosophy, a guiding light or experience, and each feels that the work of bringing food into the world and onto our plates is very important – maybe the most important thing anyone can do right now.
I have a lot of notes from my conversations. Each question raises new questions. Each person I meet brings a different perspective to the table.
“I wish Microsoft could get rid of BP” someone said to me today. I decided that the antidote to BP is not another giant corporation, but the people who care about raising good food by ethical standards.
As I learn more about these people, and the micro-environment of living and eating on an island, I will share a thing or two. And I will continue my pursuit of the perfect carrot.