Archive for January, 2020

I, like so many others, seem to have a romantic notion of farming.  There’s some kind of longing to get back to nature, to feel a relationship with my food, to accomplish something tangible.  Yet the truth is it’s very difficult to build a financially sustainable small (less than 100 acres) farm. Especially with a diversity of crops that have different equipment and process optimizations.  So why do we keep trying?  Last summer my mom’s East Coast CSA had an interesting article in their weekly newsletter about it. I had hoped to do a little more reading, processing and writing, but in a New Year’s to-do list cleanup, let’s at least share that original fascinating article about why American’s might feel a particular affinity for the small farm.

Here’s to 2020!


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