"Wendell Berry wrote, ‘I eat my history day by day. Bird, butterfly, and flower pass through the seasons of my flesh.’ This is true for all of us. When you eat with love, what’s grown with love, prepared with love and served with love, you feel more nourished, revitalized, satisfied, balanced and loved. Meals are an awesome time for gratitude, to remember the goodness of the earth and all our many connections. We consume earth’s food to give us strength to serve the earth and everything in it."
We are so very fortunate to receive produce grown by dear farmer-friends for many of our meals. But it is also important to acknowledge the work done by the countless others who’ve given us the rest of our food, as well as to be mindful of all the effort that goes into what is on our plates, and mindful of those who do not have as much.