California's place in the future
Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:45 AM
Please tell me I'm worrying about nothing.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:21 AM
Farmers markets offer some hope, but don't kid yourself: any farmer you see driving a mercedes probably had it before he bought the farm. Even the guys charging $4 a peach aren't making that much money when you measure it over a whole year.
It's easy for us as cooks and consumers to say that they should be willing to sacrifice for their art. I'm extremely reluctant to ask other people to do things that I'm not willing to do myself. And I want to make as much as I can so I can send my daughter to college so she can choose what she wants to do in life (uh, and pay for dinners at the French Laundry). Farmers are in the same situation (except they rarely get to eat at fancy restaurants).
I'm not sure what the solution is, but examining the problem is part of my next book. Maybe I'll have more answers in two years.