It is really scary when we think about where our food comes from and how many “hands” so to speak have touched it. There’s been a bit of press lately about genetically engineered food, and all the other crazy things we do to make food “better.” With rising food costs and the slowing of the economy, more people are paying attention to what they are buy- or at least you should be! When you go into the supermarket (and I don’t usually go to the supermarket. They have actually gotten a bit overwhelming for me, after going to a small local coop for so many years.) we think that the plastic wrapped food is fresh and healthy, but we really have no idea where it’s been or what its been subjected to. I was eating some strawberries this morning, and thinking about how someone planted them in a field, someone else picked them, someone else put them in the box, someone else drove the truck to the distribution center, then to my coop, then someone unpacked them and put them on the shelf all before I could buy them, wash them, slice them, and eat them! It is really a long road for that strawberry. Thinking about it makes me want to go more frequently to the farmer’s market where the guy who grows them brings them directly to me to buy. He’s been with that strawberry for the whole ride!