Sustainable Springfield has been educating us about what we eat since it opened the Laura Street garden in 2009. There are many reasons to worry about our food supply today, disreputable corporate farms, greedy food politics, chemical additives, growth hormones, seldom do we get to trust what we fuel our bodies with, our most basic need.
The food swaps bring those handy with their gardens and their kitchens together from all over the city and provide gleaming examples of what a community can do to add quality products to their kitchen tables. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, these swaps give the rest of us time to pause and to wonder about our food, the quality and wholesomeness of it all.
Thank you to Amanda and Mark and all of Sustainable Springfield for caring about what and how we eat.