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Posted 6/17/2013 3:12pm by Shiloh Avery.

lo mein

mixed veggie lo mein

kale chips

kale chips

 

Two things happened today that heightened my own appreciation for what we do here.  First, I uploaded pictures from my camera to find only pictures of food we had prepared from farm ingredients, and second, I received a call for a wrong number.  The woman on the other end of the line was disappointed to not find Marjorie on the other end of the line and then asked if anyone in our household had diabetes.  I admit that I giggled a little bit, and replied that we were an organic vegetable farm as if that were enough answer in itself.  But afterward, I thought that maybe it is.  “I don’t do this for my health” is usually an apt statement when applied to one’s work.  But in our case, perhaps it is done for our health.  At least partly.  I often get asked about the particular nutritional content of one vegetable or another and I have to admit ignorance.  It’s a luxury, perhaps, to never really need to worry about those little particulars, which we don’t because we assume we’re doing okay just eating all the stuff that comes from the farm.  In the absence of work benefits like health insurance and paid sick leave or vacation time, food from the farm becomes a hugely important benefit.

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