One of our guest workers, Madeleine
I just answered a questionnaire that asked me, among other things: what’s your favorite thing about being a farmer. I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. There’s this little nugget of satisfaction inherent in growing food for people. Food is so many things to us. Food is one way to experience different cultures. Most of our gatherings are based around food. When someone in our community is suffering, we bring them food. Because most importantly, communities are built around food. I’ve never witnessed that more than this year. As the farming community suffered one weather calamity after another, the community built around local food has reached out and offered up the metaphorical casserole. You’ve purchased shares, you’ve come out to weed, you’ve proffered smiles, hugs, humor, and plenty of encouragement. A few of you even slogged out through the incessant downpour on Saturday to support those intrepid farmers who dragged their humid harvest down to sell. I just wanted to say “thanks”. Thanks for being what I love most about being a farmer.