The debate rages
Really? I’m having a bit of trouble with this one.
What part of the brain understands if you eat empty chemicals (pink slime, anyone?) that you are not getting good nutrition? Is that snobbery? Or common sense?
About 15 years ago some chefs started connecting with local farmers to obtain fresh food for their restaurants. Diners responded well, enjoying full flavored meals and willing to pay a bit more for it. Maybe that was snobbery? Or willingness to pay for high value?
Nicer grocery stores tend to be located in well off neighborhoods in large metropolitan areas. I have been fortunate to have lived in a lot of places in this nation and know that many many small towns and cities do not have access to a Whole Foods store, but they have better access to really amazing foods than the best neighborhood in major cities.
Why? Simply, the farmers are still nearby. Is visiting their farms and buying fresh food snobbery? Or is it a way to obtain fresh food in season while supporting a small family business?
We’re losing more of them each day, but an amazing bunch of people are holding on, or even starting second and third careers when many others head to their porch rocking chairs in retirement. I have been amazed at the dedicated and highly educated farmers I have been meeting here in West Virginia.
Small farms are not money makers. These people work long hours before and after another job that pays the bills. They want to live on the land. They want to share what they can with us. It is fair to pay them.
Not snobbery but recognition of high value for health….my body’s and my economy’s. It means shifting HOW I spend money on my nutrition.
How about you? Or are you a reverse snob? Not going to join in so you will complain about it? Why? What is holding you back?