Eating Animals Part 1: The Farmer’s Market

by Patrick on November 2, 2009

This Sunday, Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, will present his new book Eating Animals at Vroman’s Bookstore.  Eating Animals is an exploration of how and why he became a vegetarian, and it investigates factory farming, modern slaughterhouses, industrial agriculture and much more.  It’s a more personal take on something writers Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan have written about in their popular non-fiction titles of recent years.

All this week, we at the Vroman’s Blog are going to be examining our feelings and thoughts about eating animals.  Each day we’ll post a little something from a staff member or a customer looking at how we feel about eating (or not eating) meat.  The aim of this series of posts isn’t to preach or convert, but rather to explain our own positions and to open a dialog and learn from each other.  If you have an opinion or a great story you’d like to tell, leave a comment.  If you’re local and would like to talk on camera, stop by the store anytime before 5:30 p.m., ask for Patrick and I’ll put on the blog (You’ll be a star!).

Today’s video is about my weekly trip to the Farmers Market, something I have mixed feelings about.  We hope you enjoy the video, and remember, more to come all week long.