Sichuan, China is one of the pioneering regions in the farm-to-table movement. Known as 农家乐 (nongjiale) or 'farmer homestays', they gained significant traction in the 2000s among Chinese urbanites who wanted to get away from the city for a day. The 2008 earthquake, however, destroyed many nongjiale and halted a burgeoning movement.
The few that remain today offer a glimpse into the simplicity and sustainability of farm-to-table eating in China.
Read the Vice article here.