For how much grief agriculture gets these days from those who don’t understand much about farming, it always cracks me up to see urbanites and hipsters drawing from rural culture for their building, decorating and dining styles.
It seems that on every show that my wife watches about home remodeling there has to be a barn door involved or furniture that is built from a century old structure from the farm.
Well there is something else from the farm that is being utilized these days in more metropolitan settings. Dishes are being prepared at upscale and even farm-to-table restaurants with hay as one of the main ingredients.
It seems this has been a culinary art since the mid-70′s, but it is making a comeback as consumers are looking for more rustic recipes.
So as you stack the vintage wood wagons in the hot summer sun with some alfalfa hanging from your teeth and pull open the old barn doors to fill it with beautiful timothy, think about how your neighbors in the city maybe closer to the farm than they’ll ever realize.