A heart warming post by Len Wallick on Planet Waves reminds us that even though humanity has lost its relationship with the Earth over the last few hundred years, one thing has not changed … we still need to eat. At this time of year the Sun enters the sign of Taurus, a magnificent earth sign whose denizens do love to eat the very best that they can find. So you might find sensitive Taureans shopping at the Farmers Market in your local town.
You can honour the Earth in many ways, but one is to stand on the ground in your bare feet and feel connected to her! When I do this I often find I am exhaling, letting my energy sink deep down into Mother Earth, and then as I inhale I feel strength and life flowing from her to me. Another is to make the switch from supermarket food to local food where possible. Support the local growers who are popping up everywhere growing fresh clean food, just for you.
Imagine those giant trucks of produce that rumble along expressways for thousands of kilometres, bringing the cheapest chemically assisted ‘foods’ to the supermarket near you. It was all picked days ago, or weeks ago, or even last year … it is grown to strict specifications demanded by the supermarkets … only this type of potato, only this size and so on. Sure it is convenient, but honouring the Earth?
Make a switch to the fun of all kinds and sizes of produce, different forms like candy striped beets or white eggplants grown in real dirt with crumbly compost rich in micro-organisms to encourage them. Share smiles with the growers as you buy their produce, perhaps you will even find a big bunch of red zinnias as I did last week!
Join the crowds of discerning shoppers who are finding their own growers who honour the Earth. Small scale, no waste, efficient wholesome production. Make a connection to the Earth, through those who put their hands in it to bring you the flavours, aromas, nutrients and colours of food like it used to be!
All photos taken at Moruya’s Farmers Market, organised by SAGE. It operates every Tuesday afternoon from 3pm until 6pm in Riverside Park. Come along for fresh fruit and vegetables, wholesome baking, sourdough bread, local milk from either a Jersey or a Friesen herd, local cheese, honey, fish, organic beef, French baguettes and pastries by Isabel, oysters fresh from Batemans Bay, Tuross or Narooma, and plenty more!