You Are Where You Eat
By Phyllis Brasenell
In 2011, my husband and I decided we wanted to put more of our money into the local farmers’ market. Weekly shopping trips and new culinary trials were just the first step on a path that, a mere year later, had us growing our own food and sketching plans for a chicken coop. We’ve collected eight fruit trees, two grapevines, a blackberry bush, and a dozen vegetables. The chicks are on their way….
Did I mention we live on less than 1/3 of an acre, just two miles outside of downtown Austin? Yup. It’s here that I happily spend my days as a freelance journalist, professor of food studies, wannabe farmer, and wife to a fellow food-growing enthusiast. You Are Where You Eat chronicles our (mis)adventures in the Texas-sized mash-up of urban and rural.