Commentary by David Budbill on VPR:
Affordable Food for All
What I fear is that this new sustainable agricultural economy survives, and increasingly thrives, based on the support of a class of people who, like me - some of the time at least - can afford to buy more expensive food when less expensive food is available. What does that say about the great and growing divide between the rich and the poor here in our state? In other words, do the people who shop at Price Chopper also patronize Farmers' Markets? And if not, why not?
40 years after moving to Vermont, the question still remains: how is the sustainable agriculture movement going to get good, affordable food to all Vermonters, rich and poor alike?