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Food in San Diego:
The Roots of our Future
Do you know where your food comes from? How far did it travel? How many hands touched it? How was it processed before it got to your table? Does everyone eat kale? Why is it suddenly so popular?
San Diego County is home to over 6000 family-owned farms, and it was not long ago that First Lady Michelle Obama visited a local community garden in City Heights, making headlines across the country. How did we arrive at the center-stage of food production and culture in the country? Most people think we nourish our bodies with fish tacos and sunshine.
The truth is, the food industry and food culture have the power to shape our economy and our society. Food fuels our future! Our relationship with food; our access and attitudes toward it and our stewardship of the land that produces it, all contribute to sustaining public health, promoting social justice, and planning the future growth of our cities. Yes, something we often take for granted is center stage in our planning for the future of the San Diego region.
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative /
Community Health Improvement Partners
Lucila De Alejandro,
Co-owner, Suzie's Farm
New Roots Community Garden
Red Door Restaurant
Food Columnist, San Diego Magazine’s “Local Bounty,”
freelance writer of food, business, sustainability and travel features for other publications such as Saveur, Sunset Magazine,
UT San Diego and LA Times
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