I asked a few FSC Contributors to share
their food-related thanks:
I’m thankful for finally having an apartment with a bigger kitchen! I’m thankful for all of the great food inspiration floating around every day and for the creative and loving people that inspire me. I’m also thankful that two days after Thanksgiving, I’m marrying a really great home cook!
I am thankful for family and friends that like to eat, drink and be merry. I am very thankful for my new kitchen that allows me to provide that merriment for friends and family. I am thankful for my children that love to grow, cook and eat food of all sorts. I am thankful for my husbands new bread making hobby. I am so thankful for the life I have stumbled into, I think I have fallen into a great place!
This year, I’ve become thankful for my robust constitution and good health. I see more and more people who struggle with food allergies and intolerances, chronic health conditions and generally all around ickiness. I can’t imagine trying to navigate through life while struggling with these things and I am grateful that I’ve dodged that bullet. In my heart, I know that part of the reason these issues are so prevelant is contaimination of our commericially available food supply and I’m thankful for the current movement to take back our food.
I am thankful I am not in prison. As to food, I am thankful to be invited to a good friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner with husband, children and granddaughter. The best food is about community, so I am thankful to be part of a community that nourishes my soul as well as my mind and body. I am thankful that my husband is on a cracker making mission and has given me interesting tidbits to eat every day. I am thankful for this moment, this light, the smell of coffee, my warm house. I could go on….
I’m thankful for neighbors who share their fruit trees with me and for gardens that grow even when I don’t weed!
Can you guess? I am thankful for people who grow wheat and grains in the Northeast. I love all the energy going into these foods. Thankful seems a small word for my feeling about this! The energy going into figuring out how to grow, what to grow, how to harvest, when to harvest, how to store, how to process and how to make sure people know about regional grains, well, it gives me hope.
I’m thankful that my son, and FSC’s inspiration, Miles has lived another year without a major food allergy incident and that his curiosity and love for food is still strong even with the outside world of todderhood telling him to be picky. The Capital Region local food movement would be nowhere without the years of hard work by local farmers, value-added food producers and farmers market employees, board members and volunteers that make it possible to bring food to table week after week.
Lastly I’m thankful for all of the wonderful FSC Swappers, FSC Book Club members and FSC readers who have single-handedly created an inspiring (and fun!) food community –> THANK YOU!