“Vegetable literacy has to do with seasonality, variety, and names,” Deborah Madison said, standing on a stage decorated with leeks, squash, and cabbage. “If we don’t know what to call a vegetable, then we can’t ask for it — and that’s a varietal that will disappear. We can remember the brand names of jeans, for goodness sakes. We certainly remember the names of some vegetables.” (more…)
Deborah Madison discussing Sibley squash. Photo courtesy EcoFarm.