I'm really happy that you read "The Omnivore's Dilema" and care about where your food comes from, but I've had enough of phrases like 'Farm to table', 'plow to plate', 'seed to sucker willing to pay 40% more' and 'horseshit to shithead.' The whole romantic notion of the hippie organic farmer selling you produce with love included at the farmer's market is as real as the moon landing. In fact, I'm not all that down with the farmer's market. There, I said it. Bunch of tote-baggers paying too much for vegetables is all I'm seeing.
Farming is hard, dirty work and I'm glad someone other than me is doing it, but that doesn't mean I have to act like that person is somehow a hero. For the most part, farmers are the people who voted for Bush both times and want women to carry unwanted babies to term. Think about that next time you're on some salt of the earth rant. Plus, they wear overalls. Overalls haven't been cool since Gerardo was singing "Rico Suave." People who wear overalls and are around shit all day, just aren't my kind of people. Sorry.