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Winter Solstice

Reflecting and setting intentions last night, in the stillness of the solstice, I came to a realization.  As a farmer, I've become too serious, too pragmatic.  A farmer’s world can be a world of incredible pressures; a mortgage to pay, interns to mentor, soils to...

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weekend of rain

weekend of rain

I love the sound of the rain.  It's all I can hear.  Rain trickling flowing falling. relieved rain. Release rain, rinsing.  Happy rain. Ferocious rain.  All at once, everything-is-happening-right-now rain. Rain blown by wind sideways at the roof; dripping, seeping,...

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An Open Letter to Restauranteurs

An Open Letter to Restauranteurs

* See follow up note below!   Something very disappointing just happened with a restaurant client.  Please read and find out the very simple ways you can help maintain a positive, and fruitful relationship with your farmers! When calling to inform our clients that we...

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When we don’t talk

When we don’t talk

In this article I discuss the links between farming and mental health issues, mainly depression and anxiety.  I am exposing these issues and my own personal experiences because I believe they need to be talked about in order to sustain a new and necessary generation of farmers in our country and beyond.   I have incredible privilege to be farming in North America and to be speaking about this.  I hope it helps start a meaningful conversation around farming and mental health!

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Meet Tender Farmer, Bethany

Bethany is the farm-mama visionary behind Zócalo Community Farm. Bethany relies on a growing network of friends, family, volunteers and consumers to operate and sustain their farm.  This blog is her writing about life and happenings at Zócalo Community Farm.

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