As a kid, broccoli was a central part of my diet. My parents loved broccoli and by default, so did I. We ate it in salads and pastas a couple of times a week. I have never given much thought to broccoli before, or really, to the origin of any vegetable. I show up at the market and it shows up on my plate later that evening.
With the rise of processed foods, high fructose corn syrup, and mega supermarkets, the old saying “from the farm to the table” seems to have been lost on my generation. The push for organic and sustainable farming has shed light on the fact that many of us don’t actually know where our food is coming from.