- I am tired of eating last year's apples, of cold storage oranges, and hydroponic carrots, all of which are tasteless.
- I want to eat in season and to influence producers to give me what is in season.
- Like Sally Mackinnon, I want my tomatoes to smell of scarlet.
- I want to eat the heirloom varieties, the unusual, the rare, the threatened and endangered.
- I want to eat in season to get more in tune with what the earth is best at producing in my area, rather than relying on other parts of the country.
- I want to put more community into the food that I eat.
- I want to be challenged to eat what is available, rather than being all arrogant and privileged about me dictating what is available. Or at least deluding myself into thinking that I have some influence.
- I'm not that fabulous in the garden and this is a small step in that direction - to see what is in season and what I could plant and grow. I know beetroot works well, and silverbeet, for eg, and can branch out from there.
- I want real food. Not so hung up on organic, but I want it with sunburn and blemishes and the occassional bug. I thing blemish-free fruit is actually kind of creepy, the scary-clown equivalent for food.
- I want to pay a fair price to the farmers who provide me food.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
10 reasons I just signed up for FoodConnectAdelaide (an SCA)
I just signed our family up to Food Connect Adelaide, which is an CSA (community supported agriculture) enterprise. Here are 10 reasons I signed up for it: