There is much to thank, and many people who deserve awards, that this scenario is no longer the situation we have to endure to find a good meal; however, this picture is what many people pictures “hunter and gathers” to have endured.
Picture this, you are out in nature, the air is a mix of a smell of fresh summer air and the peach tree you are picking from. All you hear is the music of nature, and all you feel are your hands on this natural tree and on this ripe peach you have just found. At that point you have a vision where you are in a rush, a rush that feels similar to the feeling of running away from death.
In this vision, you are running up and down these narrow corridors. The air smells rancid, and people are throwing food at you, food that you aren’t supposed to taste, although you are hungry and you sneak a bite, only to discover the taste matches that of smell of the air. There isn’t any nature around you, just clutter, and noise pollution, and people who will always remain strangers. In this vision, you remain in this state for close to an hour.
That is probably what the modern supermarket would look like to that food forager who is picking the peaches.
The reason I walk through these scenarios is to show the disconnect we have between where we were as a species thousands of years ago, and where we are now. We have gone from one extreme to the other. We have gone from this relaxed person picking the peaches, and the hunting man who is on the verge of starvation to these supermarkets that only have facade to offer. Why hasn’t anyone bridged this middle ground?
At Your Freshest Food’s stands this summer we hope to close this gap a little bit by creating a natural experience with relaxing music, food you can touch and taste, and an aroma in the air other than that of the city. We also will have pictures of the farms where we buy the produce. We hope you will enjoy it.