Knicker Knot: Accountants Control Our Food.

Shelf life sucks.

Mernie Buchanan
3 min readMar 23

Banana Flower by author

I once shopped at a ‘pick your own’ farm near Hana on Maui. We were given grocery baskets and a machete to tour a tropical food forest. The checkout counter was a large stump to hack apart fat sugarcanes to get to the juicy core. Biting into fresh sugarcane was like eating sunshine and sent me over the moon. My brain went a little haywire with joy. I later…

Mernie Buchanan

Mernie paints and writes in Woodstock NY. All images are her original art & photos, with more at