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From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tricky Contradictions By Way of ALBA's Pastures

Haven Bourque, a Bay Area-based foodie colleague I last saw tweeting away at Cooking for Solutions, just visited our local sustainable farming heroes at Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association. From it emerged a piece as informative as it is poetic.

At its heart lies something ironic, important and depressing: How little access the people harvesting our fruits and vegetables face are getting their own healthy, sustainable food stuffs.

Check out the story here.

The Civil Eats website she wrote it for, meanwhile, is a treasure trove of slow-food-style research, writing and revelations. Bookmark-mandatory.

(Don't worry—if you're reading an early version of the story, I told her about the Fresno/Salinas mixup. That will be remedied once CE's editors return from celebrating Rosh Hashanah.)