“Lightning. Lightning and thunderstorms. I asked them what to do in that situation.” Rae Jones, a mentee in the NOFA/ Mass Mentorship Program, asked her mentors what to do in the case of lightning. It’s so important to know what to do on the farm in all weather, and I’m glad that Rae had an experienced farmer to go to with all her questions. She has also talked with her mentors about more common farm questions such as pest disease issues and the business end of farming for profit.
It’s true, living in Boston you can get just about any piece of produce or type of food you could want at any time, all year long. But do you want to?
Boston resident Julie Wormser has chosen another way. “By ordering vegetables, cheeses, meats, and dairy from Farmers To You,” she says, “I get the freshest local food in my kitchen and on my table. And it’s easy.”
I am not a spontaneous decision maker by nature, but one who does the research, considers all sides, and then makes an informed and educated decision. That is exactly how I have approached my decision to apply for organic certification for our farm. Organic certification has many naysayers outside, as well as inside, the farming world, including organic farmers and my husband, who is also my farming partner.