Greetings! We are all deeply enthralled in the growing season, and for most of us, are likely asking ourselves, ‘why again is it that we do this?’ The Indiana humidity makes our labors that much more difficult; spotty rains often pass us by, and the days are never long enough to get everything done. However, when our customers delight in our produce and our root cellars and freezers fill with the fruits of our labor, we are quickly reminded that our way of life, though hard, is about a deep belief in the greater good and the preservation of our environment for generations to come. Simply stated, we believe in what we do – it is a passion and a conviction.
One of the greatest assets of our Guild is bringing together like-minded individuals. The camaraderie of our members is invaluable. It is much better to benefit from the lessons learned by others than to experience them all ourselves. Farmers, in general, are an innovative group. It’s not always the mistakes of others we can learn from, but also their solutions to problems can often be simple, but ingenious.
As we venture to market and are selling to our neighbors, remember to ask others to join us in our cause – become a member. Many exciting things lie ahead for Guild members in the coming year. We are making changes to our member benefits to ensure it’s both a common sense and financially sound decision to join for grower/producers, community members and the business sector as well. More so, we want to make sure it makes NO sense (common or financial) NOT to join.
Be careful when out in the fields – safety should be priority one. And, when you venture to market to purchase our products, remember what goes into growing them. Locally-grown, chemical-free food really can’t be beat!
Be safe, and may it be a prosperous growing season,
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