"But they never imagined that the definition of sustainable farming would change so quickly or drastically, to the point that small-scale farming has become a kind of luxury."
My mom sent me this article from The New York Times, about the family behind the French Laundry restaurant, who traded it all in for a small family apple farm.
When did visions of a simple life gleaned from the hard work of creating sustenance from soil become near-to-impossible pipe dreams? What a strange world we live in.
Still, I'm so glad people like the Schmitts are doing what they're doing.
And dining at the French Laundry is still totally on my list of To Do Before I Die!