Dear Farm Journal,
The more I immerse myself in the world of food and farming, the more I come to conceive food as a transference for kindness and generosity. Today Rufus and I were fortunate to both give and receive. While we were in La Crosse, we visited Rufus’s daughter at Viterbo and took here a few groceries. We also visited my brother and he bought us lunch. When you give food to someone, in whatever form; buying groceries, picking up the bill, cooking a meal, feeding people at a homeless shelter, dropping off veggies from your garden, sharing your venison, whatever the vehicle, it is benevolence, hospitality, and a sense of shared humanity. I wish more people could see food in that light rather than the context of capitalism, commodities, commercials, and cash.