A recent article in FLAVOR Magazine (www.flavormags.com) titled “The Next Generation” states that “there’s a crisis in farming. The average age of a farmer in the United States is between 57 and 59. Thirty percent of our farmers are beyond retirement age. And the USDA says we needs 100,000 new farmers a year – that’s right, every year – to continue American food production at current levels.” If you’ve ever thought that you would like to combine your love of good food, hard work and being outdoors now is your chance! There’s no better time than NOW to spend your winter perusing seed catalogs and backyard homesteading books. Although I have worked for Polyface for almost 4 years now (wow!) I am just now starting to plan my own little “farm” in my tiny little backyard. It’s addicting! But I promise you it’s worth it! I thought I would share some of the books, websites and blogs I have found useful and most of all inspiring. The video is the most inspirational piece of all. I watch it every day!!!! Thank you Jenna!!!! <3
and most importantly…… The First Year by Jenna Woginrich
Peace, love and farming!