Extinction was a difficult concept for a 10-year-old.
When coffee prices fall below production costs, farmers are often forced off their land, and they lose their homes, everything. With fair trade, farmers get a fair price for their harvest with a guaranteed minimum, so they can invest in their crops.
To grow a tomato or a pepper and prepare a meal from your labor and care is primordially satisfying.
Have you ever read the back of the Newman's Diavolo pasta sauce? Dad on the front is dressed like the devil with a little beard and horns. He says that he sells his soul to the devil for the recipe. It was banned in the South. They thought it was an abomination.
Daddy was like a lot of people who kind of turn their noses up when you say the word 'organic.'
I always sought out organic produce because to me it always tasted better; the quality was better - if you got it fresh.
I believe in the protection of the environment that supports us all.
I did a couple of movies when I was little. You have to be possessed to be an actress, and I was not possessed... It was not my life's passion.
I grew up shopping from farm stands. Dad taught me how to smell a good cantaloupe and thump a watermelon for ripeness.
I have great expectations for our company; pretzels were just the beginning.
I know I could make a difference by supporting the right causes.
I live in a cabin in Santa Cruz.
I spent my whole life avoiding the public eye. At these food shows, I'm open quarry again.
I used to tell people my father was a plumber, because that would mean we had a normal life.
I want our company to leave a legacy of learning to find the balance between what's good and what's good for you.
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