The Local Food Movement Hits Mainstream
Just in case you didn’t think the local food and urban farming movements were truly now a piece of Americana I present to you Exhibit A:
You can now purchase a chicken coop through William-Sonoma that rivals some houses in my neighborhood! Their latest catalogue is, for the first time I can recall (and I’m a long-time avid receiver of their catalogue), featuring chicken coops and heirloom seed kits.
Granted, I know that we could get into a debate about how local food and urban farming might only be accessible to an economic demographic that can afford to shop at William-Sonoma and others are too busy trying to get through every day to have the luxury about worrying about whether or not they need to buy a $59 predator kit to keep their chickens safe but I don’t feel like getting into all of that right now. For the time being I’m instead going to sit here and covet this chicken coop and wonder if my two German Shorthaired Pointers – with their very strong hunting instincts – would be game for adding a couple of chickens to our menagerie.
*No, this is not a paid product review…I was just mighty impressed to see how far the urban farming movement has made it into the mainstream market.