Thursday, April 14, 2005

Letter to our suppliers.....


I am a caterer and restaurateur in Carmel Valley, California. We have been in business for 28 years, specializing in fresh, local, organic produce, natural beef, sustainable fish, etc.

In the wake of the election, we are eliminating our purchases from the ''red'' states (more than 60% Bush), and so must say goodbye to our long time meat suppliers in Idaho, Kansas and Texas and grain suppliers in Nebraska. We are seeking new suppliers from states supporting a sustainable business climate.

This is not a political decision on our part, but an economic one. The policies of the Bush administration are across the board destructive of our view of business life: destruction of the air, water, soil, seas, fisheries, forests, wetlands; needless tax cuts for our wealthy clients that only bankrupt the future of our young workers; declining transportation infrastructure and ruinous energy prices; emphasis on mega-agriculture and government-driven declining standards of quality and safety in our food supply; the trashing of the dollar versus the euro, and finally, a shameful and embarrassing reputation in the historical centers of culture around the world with which we have a deep personal and professional connection. It is not without a sense of irony that we observe that the red states are tax-negative, consuming more of our national product than they contribute. We are voting with our dollars: let them sell their products to each other, and good luck.

Are you accepting new restaurant accounts?

Many thanks,

Michael Jones
A Moveable Feast
Cachagua Store
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
831 659-5100


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