Eleven year old Birke Baehr presents his views on our food system in this short five minute video. Well spoken Baehr argues for organic and local sourcing and why he wants to be an organic farmer when he grows up. His video on Ted.com has received plenty of comments and isn’t that the point…to spark conversation whether it is supportive or against?
While Baehr’s talk is an overview, he reminds us to shop locally. “It seems to me we can either pay the farmer or pay the hospital,” Baehr says. So if you want to pay your local farmer, start by:
- finding your local farmer’s market here http://www.localharvest.org/
- or search your city’s website; and,
- Eating what’s in season
- Visit epicurious’s food map here. http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/seasonalcooking/farmtotable/seasonalingredientmap
We should all try to support our communities and purchase local seasonal produce when possible.