“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming?
And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for love.” Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live.
If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide.” Wendell Berry
Today I’m thankful to be a farmer-for all the reasons so eloquently written by Wendell Berry. I am also thankful that all of you are supporting us by participating in the CSA! This week share is our Thanksgiving share, a bigger share to stock you up for the coming holiday. Remember that next week there are no shares and that we’ll be back in town the first week of December. Besides all the usual veggies that you have been seeing in your Season extension shares look for black radish and purple top turnips. Pumpkins and/or acorn squash will be featured this week.
Enjoy the bounty of early winter and those who you will spend your Thanksgiving holidays with.