I’ve had a craving for a buckwheat bake for the past few days and this morning I indulged!
After cutting it, I realized I created Pacman. A Ba-nilla buckwheat breakfast bake topped with crunchy peanut butter and half a banana. Mmmmmm…..
To save on time, I microwaved the bake (1:45 min in the microwave as opposed to 30 min in the oven) and, so far, I’ve only eaten half. I find buckwheat bakes to be really dense and filling so I pace myself while eating it. Besides, it makes me feel like I’m eating two breakfasts – love it!
The documentary follows young farmers as they work through a season, growing organic food, raising animals and dealing with all the challenges that are inherent with farming. It was funny, thought-provoking, and inspiring. Our food system is dominated by corporations, bio-engineering, and run by people (probably white men) wearing suits in some high-rise office building in the city. Anyone else thinking of Marx and his commodity fetishism? How can you really care about the food if you are so far removed? The farmers in the film, meanwhile, not only grow the crops and raise the animals, but they sell directly to customers. They hand-picked the vegetables, inspecting each one to make sure it was of good quality to provide to the customer. You could clearly see the passion these people have for what they do, the food they grow, and the land on which they work. It also made me think a lot about where I get my food from and I’m definitely going to make more of an effort to support local farms, a goal made much easier by the fact that the market will be opening soon! Yay!
Obviously, I highly recommend it. Try to see it if you can.