Monday, August 22, 2011

Real Food Isn't Perfect

Real apples do not shine like they have been buffed to perfection.  Real carrots have ridges, come to a point, and are bigger on one end than the other.  Real peaches are uneven, the fuzz thicker in some places than others.  Real cucumbers have dirt on them when pulled off the vine (and by the way, they grow on a vine).

I think that sometimes in the supermarket we lose touch with what real food looks like.  We search for the perfect in a bin under florescent lights because it's what we have come to expect.  We teach our kids to do the same.  Real food is not perfect in the way it looks.  Nothing real looks perfect.  But in the way it treats our bodies and nourishes our earth, real food is as close to perfect as it gets.

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