Cheers to our new series: letters from young farmers. Of late, our inbox has been blessed with moving missives from those either currently farming or investigating the fruits of life on the land. Our goal is to inspire another generation of optimistic agrarians, so when we receive these inspiring letters that inspire our work we can’t help but want to shout it from the mountain top, with the author’s permission of course. Happy reading.
I have recently been more and more interested in vegetable farming. I visited my first, non-conventional farm, this past fall and was amazed that there are people farming diversely (things besides corn and soybeans). This visit inspired me and ever since I’ve been talking to more people about farming. I’m 22 years old and will be finished with an Anthropology degree in December. I’m suppose to get a “real world” job and step onto the treadmill of 9-5, but this is the last thing from my mind. I want to farm! I want to provide my community with fresh produce and give them a connection to the land again.