I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
American agriculture at a glance
The New York Times has an informative series of maps of the locations of the more than 10,000 organic farms in the U.S. And notice the increase in sales!
That number of organic farms may seem like a lot but it pales in comparison to the total 2.2 million farms. Most farms are East of the Mississippi and in the far West. The maps also show where most of the orchards, vegetable farms, and dairies tend to be. A big chunk of the country must have a hard time getting locally grown fruit and vegetables, let alone organics. Doesn’t this look like a growth opportunity?