Saturday, March 17, 2012

Orange Line: Court House (Farmers Market)

An orange line treat: the Arlington Farmers Market. I've been going every Saturday morning since early February and this is the first new-to-me crop: Brussels sprouts!

This afternoon, I'll reference the Chez Panisse Vegetables cookbook and will let you know how they turn out. And later on today, I've roped Eric into watching Ingredients, a documentary about the slow food movement in America.

My idea of a good weekend.


Paleo Eric said...

The documentary ingredients was pro-local and organic and did a good job of making their case. I wish they had made a greater effort to point out specifically what's gone wrong with the commercial food industry.

Our farmers are coerced into buying genetically altered foods from Monsanto, which will only thrive when grown using pesticides, grow food in nutrient depleted soil, harvested before they're ripe, spend weeks getting the product to market losing nutrients all the while, and mislabel the food so that we stay in the dark about how unhealthy the food is, we have a problem.

One farmer summed it up this way: You can pay the farmer for better quality food or you can pay the doctor when you get sick.

Adri M. said...

This is great thanks for sharing :)

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Lost In Cheeseland said...

Hi Leslie - I emailed you because you won a copy of Cara Black's book in my giveaway. Please get in touch with me via email by Wednesday or I'll need to select a different winner!

Thank you!!