26 Nov '11, 2pm

Giving Thanks to a Local Farming Community

Giving Thanks to a Local Farming Community

The Thanksgiving holiday rolled around out of nowhere this year. Having traveled much of the month of November, by the time I returned it was already time to plan the feast and prepare the supplies. After visiting a rural self contained farming community while traveling, I came home with an even deeper gratitude for my local farming community. This year Thanksgiving was about community. Part of what I love most about the local food movement, and what I’m most thankful for, is how it ties me closer into my community. But the local farm community is in dire need of support. The New York Times wrote that it's faced with unending obstacles. [O]nly 22 percent of beginning farmers turn a profit their first year. The National Young Farmers’ Coalition found that 73 percent of young farmers must work away from the farm; Mr. Book, a father of four, works 40 hours a week at a farm st...

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