Remember as a kid playing the game telephone? Children sit in a circle, one child starts a message, it goes all around, and at the end of the loop the message is very different from the original line. Some of this has happened about farming too.
As you may have noticed, there are many conversations going on about farming and eating today. Along with much conversation, there tends to be lots of assumptions about how things are done on a farm. As we go along, I will share with you how we do things on our farm. However, I think it’s important for you to know that I have worked professionally with many farm families, and many of these families work similarly to how my own family operates. So I speak for our own farm, but have witnessed similar practices on many other farms too.
A few months ago, I was asked to be a volunteer for CommonGround. The point of CommonGround is for farm women to have conversations with those who aren’t on a farm, and share what farmers really do and why. Find out more here http://findourcommonground.com/.
October 24th has been publicized as Food Day. I think it’s good for people to have an interest in what they eat, but please consider listening to the actual farmers who produce the food. For a farmer, every single day is food day. Here http://www.realfarmersrealfood.com/ are some real farmers sharing the story of their own farms.
I look forward to sharing more of what we do on our farm too!