Is Farm to Table Worth the Price? Some Floridians Say No.
Despite the climate -- and the state's role in growing produce for the rest of the country -- here in South Florida, the movement has barely taken hold. Even most farmers markets don't provide local, seasonal produce.
Here's one reason. In today's blog post on Market 17, a commenter writes:
What surprises me is that they're sticking with the same concept. The farm to table gimmick isn't going to fly long term. Paying more for less food because it's sourcedWhen I asked several people in my office and elsewhere, they agreed that the ideal of farm to table isn't worth it.
locally has a limited appeal.
I'm surprised by that, actually. I thought back to the sweet flesh of heirloom tomatoes in-season, juice smattering down wrist and elbow. I thought of a chef I had worked for who plucked sugar snap peas off the vine so I could taste concentrated sweetness that's lost by the hours. I thought of how prolific the sources are that address the deleterious long and short-term effects of big agriculture.
Will farm to table take root in South Florida? Or do you think it's not worth the price? Sound off in the comments.
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