Nothing is the matter with this apple. In fact, Food & Wine recently wrote that bruised and scabbed apples have more antioxidants and sugars because they’ve fought off natural stressors.
Yes, you’ve been conditioned to perfect. Perfect people and perfect places and perfect peaches. But in truth, there is no such thing. Umberto Eco’s “On Ugliness” is perhaps one of the best books to date about what exactly is the difference between beautiful and ugly.
Sometimes beauty is purely cosmetic. In true whole foods agricultural circles, it is PURELY aesthetic, let’s face it, organic fruits & vegetables have “flaws”. More on why ugly food just may be more than fine & foxy is here. Learn how to end food waste and rescue ugly food here. And teach your kids, there is MORE than meets the eye.
art & agriculture: shauna lee lange. we’re exploring the intersections of art, agriculture, agritourism, and agrarian systems. 941/875.5190.