Food, Inc. - documentary

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Food, Inc. - documentary

Just finished watching Food, Inc., a documentary about the industrialized and corrupt US food system. Oy...

My daughter was funny. She'd been watching Food, Inc.  in school, and cried, "No, Mom! I warned you! You'll be traumatized!" Meaning, this might disrupt her chocolate supply.

I really do think the time is ripe in this country to quit turning our food and stunning natural resources into cardboard. Its nice being able to grow my own, even in small part. And living in New England, one really can eat locally most food, most of the year, and this renews my determination to insist on that. But I ought to find some seed sellers who don't deal with Monsanto...

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Hi, Beth, That makes sense. I

Hi, Beth,

That makes sense. I could easily see myself frowning at a weekly box containing 75% or more of vegetables I didn't want. Nice idea, though... Would be better to have a cooperative group of neighbors.

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 Hi Gisette,   We actually

 Hi Gisette,

  We actually subscribed to a CSA for a couple of years.  I really just wanted to visit the farm!  They really didn't grasp the concept - everyone wanted to visit and they really didn't have the time. Most CSA's WANT you to come and volunteer time weeding and such.  I was disappointed.  The downside is that you get whatever veggies they grow - whether you like it or not. I detest yellow squash.  I got yellow squash week after week.  They advertised heirloom tomatoes, we got standard red tomatoes.  What I want is to go to a farmer and say - grow me this and that (things I haven't had luck with).  I'd like a range of heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, small melons....  You get the idea.

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This is kinda cool - a

This is kinda cool - a subscription sustainable farm. Buy a membership for the season for $300-$475 (depending on family size), and get a weekly box of vegetables, I think. That's a lot more than I normally spend on vegetables, of course... Well, I grow enough that I hardly spend anything on vegetables in season anymore, just growing supplies.

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