“How was your year?”
“Did you have a good season?”
These are questions we get asked all the time in fall. They are asked by farmers & non-farmers alike, by friends & neighbours, relatives, acquaintances, customers & CSA members, even by strangers.
I sometimes wonder what people consider to be a “good season” ?
- To us a good year means we grew and sold some good crops – healthy, delicious & beautiful. We did that!
- We had good employees. Dependable, capable, cheerful workers on the farm & at market are essential to the smooth running of the farm.
- The weather co-operated – mostly.
- Sales at our farmers’ market were up again. And spending Saturday mornings at the Georgetown market and seeing all our friends – vendors & customers – is always a highlight of the week.
- Our CSA program was a success. We had the numbers needed to make the program worthwhile, and our members were great! They showed up week after week to grab their box and were appreciative & kind, and generous with their conversation. Our new fall CSA worked well too.
- We all managed to stay healthy and injury/accident free all summer – no small feat during this time of COVID and as our bodies age. Farming can be challenging & strenuous – both physically & mentally.
- We were able to spend a lot of very enjoyable time with our grandsons on the farm. They love it here, playing and learning.
So yes, overall it was a good year.
Thank you for asking!
Around the farm this month …
We are still picking greens for our own use – amazing how much cold they can tolerate.
Our kids from BC were finally able to visit, and these cousins got to meet each other for the 1st time!