In Our April/May 2016 Issue
Food For Thought
But how deeply will you see this spring?
Whether in your own garden or your neighbor’s or in a farmer’s field, look beyond the little seedlings emerging now, the buds blooming on trees.
Practice the wonderful art of looking deeply. Pause a moment and try to see the bountiful harvest just beginning to be created.
In the miniscule two-leafed plant that has just broken soil, can you see the wonderful salad to be served? Perhaps you will see a farmer’s smile as their livelihood-sustaining crop starts its annual cycle… or a farmer’s tears as an unexpected spring storm or freeze destroys it.
Perhaps you will see your favorite chef’s excitement at the prospect of creating a new seasonal special using only the freshest ingredients. Better yet, in that tiny sprout you might see your own kitchen active with fresh food preparation.
What will you see this springtime? There are so many possibilities — especially if you pause and take time to see deeply.
-Steve Makela, Publisher