Eat Drink Better

Published on April 21st, 2008 | by Beth Bader


Farmers Market Fare 3

eggplants.jpgWow, has it already been three weeks? Amazing. This week’s quote is part of a larger, must-read Wendell Berry essay, “The Pleasures of Eating.”

“It is possible then, to be liberated from the husbandry and wifery of the old household food economy. But one can be thus liberated only by entering a trap. The trap is the ideal of industrialism: a walled city surrounded by valves that let merchandise in but no consciousness out. How does one escape this trap? Only voluntarily, the same way that one went in: by restoring one’s consciousness of what is involved in eating; by reclaiming responsibility for one’s own part in the food economy.”

Entries after the jump.

Jen Carlile presents Slivered Dandelion Greens with Chorizo posted at Modern Beet.

Ilana (aka the Hip Hostess) makes Wheat Berry Salad with fresh arugula from her farmers market.

Sahara Reins presents Little Known Facts about Raising Chickens in Your Backyard posted at Fowl Visions.

Jasmine presents Dark Days Eat Local Challenge: wrap up posted at Knitting 40 shades of green.

Just a reminder, all entries to the carnival must be about local food, food gardens, farmers market, CSA or they cannot be posted. Entries for the next week’s carnival are due on Sunday, April 27. I am going to extend the deadline until the end of day Sunday for all of us that post at night! You can submit your entry by emailing it to farmerfare [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

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About the Author

Beth Bader is co-author of the book, The Cleaner Plate Club. She is a passionate "Local Food" advocate and an author for the Eat Local Challenge. She loves creating healthy, family-friendly, seasonal foods, family dinners, cooking for friends, and cooking with her child. You can her at The Expatriate's Kitchen.

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