Of course, the Coronavirus brings a bit of uncertainty to any small business. Farmers live with uncertainty even in the best of times, as we are always at the whim of Mother Nature. You can't farm year after year without also cultivating hope for the future... farmers just aren't build for it!
That being said, we are choosing to plant as we usually do (as if this will be our best season yet!) for a few reasons:
Vegetables are a key to health and wellbeing- staying in good health is important, and our members know that! We intend to keep providing the most nutrient dense food we can, for as many people as we can.
Local vegetables touch fewer hands- CSA is clearly the shortest food supply chain available (other than growing your own), followed closely by purchasing direct from a farmer at a farmers market.
Clean air and sunshine- are natures best defense against germs. Growing outside, in our natural system keeps us and our vegetables healthy, happy and safe!
Planting seeds is an act of hope and faith. I'm grateful that you have chosen to support our farm through your CSA Share this season, and we will CONTINUE to practice safe food handling protocals once harvest season is upon us!
In addition to food safety, we are currently also limiting our off-farm activities and farm visitors. We are with you from afar in this social distancing thing... Eat well, be well!
Les and Els