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In Our May/June 2017 Issue

Last Updated May 08, 2017
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Letter from the Publisher

Our covers tell a story 

The old adage about not judging a book by its cover is usually good advice, but it’s a new day for Edible San Diego. We are featuring the art of San Diego County artists on our six covers this year as something different, authentically local, and as a way to connect with new readers. We can be playful, creative and inclusive with our covers, just like each of us can choose to try new things. 

Speaking of new things, we hope you enjoy our second round of the Day Tripper community feature, accompanied by some Oceanside advertisers who want you to know about them when you come to visit. Also new is a feature on our Splash Event, a new way for Edible San Diego to thank the companies who choose to advertise with us. Our advertisers provide you with resources you want to know about and help us serve you better. Thank you to the advertisers, friends and guests who helped us “make a splash” with our goals and progress for 2017. 

Did you know that Edible San Diego has been contributing to a meaningful dialogue about food and wellness in San Diego County for almost nine years? These changes that I am introducing to the company are part of my own personal and professional journey, and they come with a purpose. 

After five decades and a bit on this planet, I’ve come to see how interconnected things are. This issue’s theme of Sustainable Home gives us tools and inspiration to practice conscious self care as we connect with the earth and each other in new ways. Like Mary Oliver’s poem “Wild Geese” reminds us, every day the “soft animal of our body” asks to be fed, to rest, to play, to work, and it seeks to serve us in all the ways we demand. Taking care of our bodies and those of our loved ones is a positive act that we can practice whatever the circumstance of our lives. 

In other words, what we put in our mouths and on our bodies every day matters. Our health affects how we live our lives with our families and directly impacts our regional food economy here in San Diego County. We are all connected. So many issues that have seemed separate are actually coming together more than ever before. This is a good trend because as humans, our capacity to act reflects the stories we listen to and tell. 

Join me in sharing the stories about local food and businesses that take the wellbeing of our planet to heart. They will continue to grace the pages—paper and digital—of Edible San Diego even as we feel our oats and kick up our heels a bit. Here’s to you, dear reader, and to all of us collectively. We need each other to thrive.

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