The Scoop

Landship Foods is inspired by the conviction that growing and eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and the broader communities of which we are a part. The name comes from the language of pre-industrial Europe. Before the enclosure movement and the associated rise in notions of private property swept England, the suffix “-ship” (as in "relationship," or "friendship") referred to an object or an abstraction with collective duties and mutual rights. Thus, the term “landship” suggests that land was an entity through which humans were joined to each other by a set of rights and responsibilities. I advocate for a revival of this awareness.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lowcountry Markets

As a part of getting settled in to my new home in the Lowcountry, I have taken up an internship at the Charleston downtown farmers market. It is a very lively market with around 150 vendors selling everything from fresh okra and cured pork to hand-carved wooden bowls and fresh-squeezed juices.
It is just one of the many markets around the city for small farmers and as the tourist crowd swells so do the markets. Come get you some green beans before I eat 'em all!

1 comment:

Dr. PMac said...

Great picture and great farmers! You have me missing home. This use to be our Saturday tradition when I lived in Charleston.