Sunday, June 29, 2008

Women and Local farms

This is a shout out and thanks to all those women who have been sharing time, energy and support of our CSA over the past three seasons. Members who help prepare our share boxes, members who weed, members who make muffins and breads and Beet Soup- we are so grateful.
One of our newest farmers is Melissa Guingona,( in the photo on the left) age 19, who carries herself so beautifully in the field- and made breakfast for the crew on the Saturday John and I were away at a family wedding. Melissa is organized, hardworking and kind, and a great asset on our farm- a testament to the younger generation who will be farming and producing food on the planet.
Gina from Virginia Beach Friends School looks relaxed on a tractor. She may be another one of the women who makes sure that healthy food continues to grow.
I'm getting ready to host an event- along with the board members of the Friends of Women's Studies- at The Boot in Norfolk celebrating Women and Local Food- growers, store owners, community organizers, writers, chefs- so many females who realize the strong sense of connection with the earth, our bodies, our commuties, our families and loved ones. And thanks to the men who inspire us, partner with us and share their gifts side by side. Acting locally is really the best thing we can do!


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