Flurin Conradin grew up drinking rich, creamy and, above all, fresh milk from the local farm. It was his job to stop by the farm after school on Wednesdays and collect milk. He had the best “Znünis” ever. As an adult, I think he grew a bit envious of his childhood self as he stared down into a cup of watery mass-produced milk. This bout of envy motivated him to take it upon himself to bring his nostalgic yearnings to life. I, for one, am most pleased with the initiative he took.
My glass bottle brings me endless joy – the routine of going to the Viadukt once a week to buy my milk, the fact that I know I am cutting down on packaging waste, the ritual of letting myself have one glass a day, the luxury of having milk you love to drink as is, as opposed to as a decorative drop in a pool of tea or coffee. The list of joys could go on.
In fact, there is one more thing about the whole affair that puts a further smile on my face: Flurin himself. I met him through the Slow Food Youth Network and he is as fervently passionate about sustainable food production and consumption as myself and the rest of the wonderful people I have connected with there. We need more people like him to help put our food system back on track!