Compiling the book
I’m a graphic designer living in San Francisco and trying to figure out ways to support and promote changes to our agricultural system.
I am inspired by people critiquing and transforming the global industrial agricultural system, but learning about the effects that industrial agriculture has on the world saddens and frustrates me.
People’s lack of connection to how the food they eat is produced most likely affects how they think about—or do not think about—agriculture. Before I joined a CSA, I did not know much about how the food I ate was produced. And I do not have a lot of memories related to food production and processing. However, the memories I do have around growing and processing food left/leave a big impression on me.
About a year ago, I wrote down a memory I have of picking berries with my mormor and of her transforming those berries into hallon saft. After recording that memory, I wanted to read about other people’s food memories and to learn if those memories shape their appreciation for sustainable agriculture or influence how they think about food, farmers, farm workers, and farm animals. With some encouragement from a couple of friends, I decided to compile an anthology on the topic. I hope that recalling these memories and sharing them, adds to the rapidly growing consciousness around food and agriculture issues.