…over food authenticity and the expectations that come with the “Amish” label. Laura Vozzella of the Baltimore Sun wrote an article which appeared yesterday, on a new Amish market in Baltimore.
Laura interviewed me last week, and in the article I try to make the point that our perceptions of what Amish life entails can be mistaken–i.e., most Amish don’t churn their own butter, and most Amish dairies aren’t organic–and this can have implications for the products they provide in their businesses.
Laura also has a follow-up post on the market at her blog, where she examines how people’s expectations sometimes clash with reality. Some interesting opinions in the comments section; I threw my follow-up two cents in over there.