A victory for vegetables is upon us! It is official: the Obamas are preparing to plant a vegetable garden on the south lawn of the White House! Woohoo! Why do I care? Well for one, our tax dollars will be going to more than just watering their lawn, they will be going to feeding and educating people about the health benefits of vegetables at a time when our country is in a health crisis. But that’s only the half of it.
With this garden, the first family is making a political and evironmental statement: We care about the health of our country and we want to reduce our reliance on industrial farms that use fossil fuels for transportation and toxic chemicals for fertilizer. And the more organic farms out there, the more we can drive down the price of organic food.
Here’s hoping that more of the country will get to enjoy the pleasure of a tomato with FLAVOR and a strawberry without harmful pesticides at a price that we all can afford. That said, Spring is just around the corner and our menu will soon reflect the delightful treats of the earth. Brrrr. I’m ready.
Enjoy this week’s menu filled with love respect and other nutrients!
All my best,