Do you ever really think about how organic fruit begins?
You might have visions of a peaceful serene orchard brimming over with picture perfect produce.
Well I have a treat for you … a rare peak into just how much love really goes into your food.
Take a look at this video of apricot trees being pruned at Abbott Acres in Cawston, British Columbia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzswr8n_ysA
Unfortunately YouTube has censored the music that was playing on the satellite radio that was sitting beside the camera. So you have to imagine Mick Jagger crooning through the first half of the video in the classic version of “Miss You”
“I’ve been holding out so long; I’ve been sleeping all alone; Lord I miss you; I’ve been hanging on the phone; I’ve been sleeping all alone; I want to kiss you … “
The second half of the video is another classic, “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads.
“And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack; And you may find yourself in another part of the world; And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile; And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife; And you may ask yourself-well…how did I get here? …”
Who says you have to be a Zen master to be a farmer. This video shows that farming might just be the hippest job around … and I can guarantee that those ‘cots are going to be the grooviest ‘cots you have ever tasted. Yako has promised to keep us updated with juicy shots as those apricots get ready for harvest later this summer.
Sending out a special hi-five to Tammi, Ted and Yako, and all the other organic farmers, for doing what you do.
I’ll be checking in with Tammi and other organic farmers over the summer to help us all get back in touch with low crap food.