Life and thoughts from a small-scale organic farm . . . and its farmers

This is a blog that explores ideas around the growing of food and community at Glen Valley Organic Farm.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

From left to right: Barb, Nirmal, Kiran, Jeremy, Sheila, Paige (Roxie on shoulders, Julia in carrier), Uncle, Chris, Kate, Sean, Clara and Tricia.
One behalf of the entire Farm Team at Glen Valley Organic Farm, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our friends, family, customers, suppliers and neighbours for your continued support. It makes our work very worthwhile to know that we share a common vision of sustainable, small-scale agricultural enterprises with a larger community.

Each year we produce a postcard to give out at our Thanksgiving farmers markets and in our final CSA boxes of the season. The photo, above, is on the front and an agriculture-related quote is on the reverse. This year's quote is taken from a speech by Lady Eden Balfour in 1977 to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.

The quote is: "The techniques of organic farming cannot be imprisoned in a rigid set of rules. They depend essentially on the outlook of the farmer. Without a positive and ecological approach it is not possible to farm organically. [...]

The attitude of the organic farmer, who has trained himself to think ecologically, is different. He tries to see the living world as a whole. [...] Throughout his operations he endeavours to achieve his objective by cooperating with natural agencies in place of relying on man-made substitutes."

1 comment:

  1. It just doesn't get any more natural than organic farming and we love growing healthy and eating healthy.