[conspire] (non-Linux, but CABAL-relevant:) A word from our kitchen

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jun 16 10:40:03 PDT 2009

Quoting Don Marti (dmarti at zgp.org):

> I would actually avoid it if it were fine for you,
> just because of the corporate welfare problem:
>   http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-241.html

Quite so.

I originally did my best to reject all foods containing high-fructose corn
syrup (including sodas) because it tastes peculiar.  A short time later,
it occurred to me that it's also terrible for one's health.  And then, I
started to understand the corporate boondoggle aspect.  Any of those
_ought_, IMO, to be sufficient reason to want nothing to do with it.

Yet, look at the way people ingest the horrible stuff!  (And then get
diabetes.)  Go figure.

> Also, community supported agriculture.  Random
> vegetables show up weekly and you get to figure out
> how to prepare them.  This one drops off at our place
> in the East Bay but others deliver elsewhere in the
> Bay Area.
>   http://www.eatwell.com/

I was just considering last night how to work a mention of this option
into my farmer's market list:


  Palo Alto Community Farmshop
  (Palo Alto, California)	

  Stop by or sign up to buy fresh local produce at the new Palo Alto
  Community Farmshop!

  Every Wednesday afternoon at City Hall King Plaza, 4pm-6pm, beginning
  April 22 through October 2009.

  As part of our city's commitment to sustainability and connecting people
  in our community, please stop by to pick up a selection of organic,
  locally grown produce from Capay Valley Growers or sign up to receive a
  box of produce delivered directly from the farm to you at City Hall King
  Plaza each Wednesday.

  If you choose to sign up, the two box sizes that you can select from a
  bushel (large) or a peck (small) feature an assortment of seasonal
  vegetables and fruits. You will be able to swap out any veggies you do
  not like, browse for anything extra you need, and have an opportunity to
  chat with the farmers who grow the food as well as City staff and other
  people from downtown businesses.

  This weekly event will occasionally feature bands, guest chefs,
  cooking gadget demonstrations, and other fun. To learn about program
  details, and to sign up, visit http://capayvalleyfarmshop.com/shop/ .

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