A road trip day, so I’m ready to teach my photography class tomorrow. Driving is the kind of brainwave activity that encourages deep synaptic integration. In other words, lightning strikes and connections get made, like two people I should ask to come over to taste some cider and talk about food pairings. That could have been triggered from listening to one of my favorite podcasts, the CiderGuide. I fell behind; today’s driving entertainment was recorded back in November, part of which was an interview with John Bunker of Fedco Trees. We met John at CiderCon last year and I loved hearing his perspective on the emerging cider industry. I’ll be buying his book and taking it to Chicago next month just in case he’s there to sign it. And their trees have done well for us, just saying.
The podcast host reminded me that I had been meaning to share the article his other guest wrote about John Bunker last year. Read Rowan Jacobsen’s great piece in Mother Jones, Why Your Supermarket Sells Only 5 Kinds of Apples, and you’ll understand why I have 40+ varieties in my orchard, with another 15-20 on the way for 2015.