Are People Falling in Love with Food Again?
Seems that we are. We seem to be making strides on developing a positive food culture in our country. The cover of the July/August issue of AAA Living (Illinois/N. Indiana) announces "Fresh Perspectives: Agricultural Adventures From Farm to Market" promoting local agritourism. Midwest Living recently featured a story on farmers' markets, and amazingly there are now 221 farmers' markets in Illinois alone. But what really spoke to me was this week's Jewel flier. One entire page featuring succulent fruits and vegetables announced that Jewel sells local produce and was evidenced with a regional map pointing to places of origin. Now there is real proof of our purchasing power--when we can change business practices of large chain stores.