Progressive food writer Michael Pollan thinks so and he is not the only progressive who does. There is even a small movement of "punk neo-feminist housewives" who are reclaiming the role of homemaker.
Writing at The Atlantic, Emily Matchar argues that the current craze with all-natural domesticity--backyard chickens, localism, farmer's markets, urban knitting circles, home births, and homeschooling--can result in progressives having some "very odd attitudes" about gender.
Here is a taste:
It's hard to know what to make of all this. Crunchy progressives are
arguing that quitting your job to become a homemaker is a radical
feminist act, far-right evangelicals are talking about "women's
empowerment" via Etsy, lefty liberal writers are excoriating the First
Lady for hating to cook, and dyed-in-the-wool conservatives are giving
birth in their bathtubs with midwives and self-hypnosis tapes.
Both sides of the political spectrum turn to domesticity for many of
the same reasons: distrust in government and institutions from the EPA
to the public schools to hospital maternity wards, worries about the
safety of the food supply, disappointment with the working world, the
desire to connect with a simpler, less consumerist way of life.
The fact that domesticity is so appealing speaks to the failure of
these systems. Until these things are fixed, I predict we'll see an
increasing number of people from all parts of the political spectrum
deciding to go the DIY route with their food, their homes, their
children. And yes, this will mean more progressive people opting for
lifestyles that seem uncomfortably retro. But maybe too we'll see Rush
Limbaugh at the farmer's market.