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Efficiency Shouldn’t Be the Goal

On growing tomatoes and the insidiousness of work culture

A photo of a tomato plant growing next to a mesh fence, with mostly plump green tomatoes, a few reddening in the middle
Photo: Leah Pellegrini

If this were any other year, there’s so much I’d want to show you and tell you about. About the first roasted tomatoes of the season, bubbling under their blistered skins, devoured three days in a row for lunch or dinner because why would anyone ever eat anything else? About the pillow-soft figs, how the cracked…

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Leah Pellegrini

Leah Pellegrini

Writer, farmer, etc, just trying to make Mama Nay proud.