Fortunately in life sometimes we find ourselves in a position where we are doing something we love or maybe we loved it all along and never realized we were passionate about it.
Our passion: Food. Everything about it: the culture, the personalities (or the industry slang: Back of House staff, the chefs, dishwashers, prep cooks, line cooks), eating it, reading about it–well, it has moved beyond obsession to possession or at least that’s how it feels sometimes and that is a good thing, ahem, umm. m. .mostly.
Hollygrove Market & Farm works to bring the background players of food production (whether it is growing, harvesting, or preparation i.e. cooking) into the forefront. We have recently completed several garden beds and have food stuffs in limited quantities currently growing on site in our efforts to expose those ideals and test the ideas of the current food system. Slow Food and Slow Money aren’t new ideas they have simply– been out of favor because our current views of logic (economically speaking) have changed because it may be easier to disconnect or dis-associate ourselves with the truth or absolute existence of the current systems and our nature.
George Orwell said it best:
“A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into; other functions and faculties may be more godlike, but in point of time they come afterwards. A man dies and is buried, and all his words and actions are forgotten, but the food he has eaten lives after him in the sound or rotten bones of his children. I think it could be plausibly argued that changes of diet are more important than changes of dynasty or even of religion. The Great War, for example, could have never happened if tinned food had not been invented. And the history of the past four hundred years in England would have been immensely different if it had not been for the introduction of root-crops and various other vegetables at the end of the Middle Ages, and a little later the introduction of non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, tea, cocoa) and also of distilled liquors to which the beer-drinking English were not accustomed. Yet it is curious how seldom the all-importance of food is recognized. You see statues everywhere to politicians, poets, bishops, but none to cooks, or bacon curers, or market gardeners.”–The Road to Wigan Pier
Strikingly blunt and we couldn’t agree more.
Week 28 Recipe: Not your Mama’s Hash
Week 28 Farms: Farmer Map