#Circa2010 Jen and Danielle working at Willow Wisp Organic Farm.
That’s Greg, teaching us how to plant garlic.
“Agriculture is the most healthful,
most useful and most noble employment of man.”– George Washington
October 16, 2014
Today marks the 69th anniversary-celebration of World Food Day. Every year, in more than 150 countries, awareness is raised to end hunger. Each year, a theme is chosen in order to highlight areas needed for action. This year’s theme is “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth”.
So, today we celebrate our family farmers. The women, men and children who keep us nourished with the most delicious and beautiful farm fresh goodness. Grown from the earth, as nature intended, free of chemicals, free of worry.
We celebrate their commitment to the land, to the environment, to the people, to the community, to a strong food shed, to the future.
Over these past two years, we have had the privilege to meet so many farmers and their families. We have become dear friends with a few. We have broken bread, heard the stories and praised them for their hard-work and dedication to their craft….for they are our superheros.
Truth be told, we get giddy on delivery days. We’re always in awe of what has grown. And, when something like strawberries, mushrooms, cauliflower or really big heads of garlic arrive for the first time of the season, it’s like Christmas but better.
So cheers…to each and every one of you (Greg, Scott, Cheyenne, Sean, Trina, Sky, Lawrence, Richard, Kalan, Conor, Kate, Jen, Kai…the list goes on). You are the reason we feel in love; in love with a beautiful thing called a local food system (rooted in organic practice 🙂