16 Feb '12, 10pm

Share your tips on how to eat locally grown foods during these winter months. Answer with #TellGrist

Share your tips on how to eat locally grown foods during these winter months. Answer with #TellGrist

This string of dried peppers was a gift from Annabelle Lenderink , a farmer I know. When she handed them to me on one of her last days in the Berkeley Farmers Market for the season, I remember her saying, “They look really nice when the sun shines through them.” So I took her advice and hung them in my kitchen, where I can pull one or two down at a time to crush and flavor a pot of soup here and a pot of beans there. And every time I do, I think of Annabelle, who runs a beautiful farm called La Tercera , right beside the larger farm she works for called Star Route. Every time the sun catches the peppers, I’m reminded of the rows of chicories and puntarella she grows there and the crew of workers she treats with dignity and respect. These peppers are also a small symbol of my ongoing commitment to eating local food in winter, even if it means giving some things up — like fr...

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