It's the beginning of spring. You can't tell this from the outside: snow and cold, people in coats, naked forest. What tell me, that it is spring again, is a rush in my blood and a sun in my window. And traditional 8 march barbecue in the forest near my house, we do it, I donno, 12 years in a raw already? Old friends and new friends, poartners, families, babies, all the closest community start to come, it's going to be a 25-30 people party. We are equipped with warm clothes, good foods, recycled packs and biofuels, fun games and music.
We have ordered all the food (vegetables and fruits, meat, fish, bread) from local farmers (direct market linkage between local rural farmers and urban residents through web platform; network scaled model, which helped to revive the wh*** agriculture industry in Russia, step by step), and going to make simple but very tasty grilled staff. When food is fresh, you don't really need to cook it strongly.
I remember I was thinking, whats gonna be in the future, and get to imagine some amazing futuristic staff. Well I must admit, that I enjoy gadget-filled, network-based, web-connected way of modern living, freeconomics & social enterpreneurship, ever evolving human beings, genetic discoveries, movement from consumer experience to human experience, co-creation of things together with producers, web-shared knowledge and direct connection between producers and target audiences, which lead finally to slightly more efficient markets (who could guess, they do exist?!) but it's so great to have a simple barbecue in the forest =)