But what really leaves me in awe - every spring - is hearing about the prolific work of farmers in the field during this time of year. I have reverence for their endurance, their ability to be owned by nature and for the smiles on their faces when they show up at market! Every story of hardship and success leaves me in awe. Chris from Cedarhedge tells me the story of sleeping in the greenhouse to keep the fires lit. Awe. Laura from Cubits explains how they grow every single vegetable that their incredible variety of seeds come from; pick those vegetables, ferment and dry those tiny seeds and put them in packs for us to grow more! Awe. Hours of preparation, care, sowing, picking and packing to bring fresh local food to our table. Awe.
One of the best things about our small community market is the opportunity to talk to the farmers and producers. Listen to their stories. Feel that sense of awe and hang onto it for the season while you become part of the cycle that supports the miracle of homegrown food!