I was trying to articulate to my mother this past week some of the very many reasons it will break my heart to have to move away from here and start a new life somewhere far away (although, seriously, I'm claiming Durham as my hometown after this) and the food scene was one of the topics that I brought up. It isn't just the farmer's markets, the food trucks, the farm to table restaurants, the bakeries, the local, the sustainable, the being known and knowing to owners and counter staff... it is the community that supports it. It is living among people who are involved with and support that food scene.
Which reminds me, food truck rodeo coming up at the end of the month. I need to plan accordingly.