How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?
This past weekend I cleared the gardens of spent stalks and vines and planted a cover crop of rye, rapeseed, and clover to protect and replenish the soil over the coming winter. My wife and daughter were busy indoors canning the last of this season’s vegetables. Our three small gardens provide enough fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables to share with our friends and neighbors.
Thanksgiving has become a time of feasting with friends and family. We still celebrate a bountiful harvest, but most of us are far removed from the sources of our food. The supermarket has replaced the farm market as the corporate farm has the family farm. My in-laws left their small family dairy farm and moved to town as they got older and none of their children was interested in continuing the family farm.
As we prepare to feast this year, remember to give thanks to the farmer that produced the bounty on your table.
Support your local farmers. Buy locally grown food when you can.