Aftertaste: The Apple Pushers
DateDecember 8, 2011
The East End is in fact edible, with its countless producers of fresh-grown fruits and vegetables and an abundance of agriculture at its residents’ fingertips. The main roads of our towns are not lined with fast-food joints, but rather farm stands and pick-your-own purveyors.
We are very fortunate. But, not more than a hundred or so miles from Long Island’s East End lie areas that have literally been deemed “food deserts”: low-income parts of New York City and its surrounding boroughs, where residents have little if any source of such nourishing ingredients to feed themselves and their families.