Jenny’s visual arts background explained for me why their stall at the City Market is so darn eye appealing. The overall vibe compels you to stop for a look at the myriad of colors, shapes, textures, and artful display of it all. In my mind, these folks help fill an important void in our regional food culture, making a brilliant diversity of veg available to the masses. Not seeking the conventional, the easiest, the biggest, or the most shelf-stable, they get excited about the fragile, the tasty, and the different. Gardening has certainly taught me that many lovely taste experiences are missed simply because a variety doesn’t hold well in industrial distribution systems. One of the great advantages of buying local, fresh, organic produce from people like these guys is that you don’t need somebody else to decide which cultivar you’ll eat because it’s shelf-stable and we’re used to it – you can choose the cultivars you’ll eat because they’re exciting, healthful, and tasty.
Coming from a multi-generation history of local organic produce farming, Sundog Organic Farm seems to have quickly positioned themselves as an inspiring and key player in defining and enhancing the character of our local food.