Farming Hope in 2022

January 12, 2022

Did you see this meme?

It caught my eye as we slid into the New Year. Yikes! And…perhaps accurate. Do you relate?

There is a lot going on in the world right now.I’m not sure it’s ever been otherwise, but I think we can agree that all the things feel pretty acute right now, all at once.

I was thinking about this as I was moving fences the other day.

Wave after wave of oomph, ugh, argh, eek:

feverish planet – full of sick people (even before the pandemic) – eating nutrient poor food – delivered by a fragile, centralized system – produced in unsustainable, inhumane, unethical ways – that worsen the plight of the feverish planet… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

It’s a lot.

But then I remembered–

We’re growing food that is delicious and nutrient dense because of the ethical, humane, sustainable practices we use, geared at protecting and improving our natural resourcesDecentralized, our methods empower our region and support small business while we accessibly grow food in the community that consumes it.

It feels a bit like the “throwing back starfish” story that made the email forward rounds back in the mid 90’s (Remember those? Reply if you need a refresher which story I mean.), but it’s true. Every little bit helps.

We’re farming HOPE this year.

Hope for a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow.

We’re part of the solution.

You are, too!

Whether you shop from the farm because

  • our meat tastes amazing
  • you want the most nourishment-per-dollar of your food budget
  • you support local business
  • you want the security of a local food supply
  • you don’t want chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, steroids or GMOs in your food
  • you care about the earth and the animals upon it…

we are filled with gratitude to be your farmers and for the opportunity to do the hard work to do the right thing.

And, filled with HOPE for the difference that regenerative farming can–does–will–is–making on this sweet planet of ours and in the lives of the people who engage with it.

Happy New Year!

If you’re ready to live your values in 2022, our farm store is open and ready to serve you!

With love,

Karis Tressel
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