“It’s like getting $10 in produce for free. That’s much better than dollars!”
- Shopper at Ypsilanti farmers market
“I appreciate the fact that it’s putting healthy foods in people’s hands. I’m glad to have more business, but even aside from the sales factor, I’m happy knowing the people have the good food.”
- Farmer at Traverse City farmers market
Although I bleed green and white (thanks to Michigan State football), my favorite color in September is orange. And it’s not just because my oldest daughter is a Syracuse University incoming freshman.
Orange is the official color of Hunger Action Month, an annual campaign of Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks.
You may be numb to it by now, but if you haven’t noticed, we’re in the middle of yet another paroxysm of debate over diet. (This time around, the low-fat philosophy is taking a beating.) The argument is fascinating from a history-of-science perspective but totally irrelevant from a policy perspective — which is to say, an actually-solve-real-problems perspective.