|These are my Publix Pilgrim salt and pepper shakers.|
And that love of nostalgia is both a good thing and a bad thing for ethical food. On the one hand, it makes us want for food grown and raised by farmers not industry. And that is a good thing. On the other hand, it makes some people think that that is in fact the way food is grown and raised. And since that isn't usually so, that is a bad thing. So making some effort, even on the other side of the country to make an ethical New England Thanksgiving is an act of rebellion and of tradition. Rebellion in the sense that trying to have a New England meal in the Inland Northwest might seem a little less than local and doing it ethically means changing some things to make it local and more sustainable. And traditional in the sense that this is what Americans all across the country were eating at about the same time.