Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Co-Operating on Food
This year, nada. Like eleven clementines or something. I guess that's just the way it goes. The tree doesn't bear fruit every year.
I miss those clementines. The ones from the grocery store don't even come close because they're genetically altered not to have seeds. In that alteration all flavor is lost. They're not even called clementines. They have the nerve to call them "cuties." Yeah, well, looks aren't everything.
There's a growing movement in the Dena called the Arroyo Food Co-op. The goal is to create a grocery store owned by the people, where the food is healthy, where you know the people who grow it and where the growers are kept to sustainable farming methods.
I haven't joined the Co-op yet. Should I? Should you? Shouldn't everyone? Take a look at their website. They've got events coming up this week on the 16th and 17th where you can meet people and ask questions.
I may have to go without clementines this year. It goes without saying that no cuties will pass my lips.
Did you find the surprise in the photo?
Update: I just read this article about Smithfield and animal torture, which lit a fire under me to join the Co-op.