Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The test of farming
Over the past year I've gotten so tired of hearing "city folks" complain about the high cost of everything and then blame it on the farmer. Yes, grain prices are good, but we don't set them. And ethanol isn't raising the prices.
Others forget that Farm families have to eat, drive, LIVE too and we have the same if not higher expenses than town people.
I found a great series on farming in (of all places) Gourmet magazine's web site. Go to the second page to start at the beginning of the series.
Our farm is not as large as any of these featured, but we have the same concerns, the same costs and the same expectations.
Support the local farmers. They are growing your next meal.
Kay~ (getting down off her soap box now)
––"Farming is about growing food, and being a steward of the land. Farmers talk about soil and fertility and community. Farming is a human-scale enterprise."
~~Sam Hurst, Gourmet Magazine 2008