More and more people are growing their food. For some it's a life in farming, and for some, it's tearing out a strip of lawn and putting in some corn, or placing a pot of basil in their kitchen window. I'm all for it if it means a deepening connection between people and the source of their food. See, somewhere along the line, the majority of our society lost that connection. We all need a little tickle to get back in the dirt.
One person I know who inspires folks to get dirty is Scott Chaskey, the man holding the beautiful salad in the above photo. He grows food like he grows his beard: with commitment and a touch of whimsy. Scott has farmed on Long Island for over twenty years and taught me a few things about growing food over the years.