4/2 Metro Share
Dan Gannon, Father, FarmerAll this is possible because you have made a commitment to being connected to a farm in your community. You value my time and efforts and I value your support. Thank you for a productive year.Additionally, the existence of this small working farm in West Sacramento has served to demonstrate the importance of creating a secure local food system. I have partnered with the Eatery in West Sac to collect his food waste and compost it at my farm. I sit on the planning committee for the West Sac Farmer’s Market. I teach urban farming classes for Soil Born Urban Ag and Education Project. My daughter’s kindergarten class will have a field trip to the farm in a few weeks. I can speak out against the use of chemical pesticides and genetically-modified foods because I offer a working alternative.Hello, hello. In your Metro share you found half a dozen eggs, “Winter Density” lettuce, and “Fordhook” silver chard. Not much news this week. Mostly my efforts are centered on preparing the beds for winter planting and weeding beds that were planted with spring crops.Your existing year-long commitment is complete in two weeks. I would be thrilled to have your support for another 50 weeks. I am still committed to growing the best food close to where it is eaten. I burn no petroleum for farm production; import no commercial feed or fertilizer from off-site and am very conservative with water use. I raise animals in such a way that they can exhibit natural behaviors including foraging for food; propagate native plants; and select heirloom varieties of my crops to offer outstanding flavors and to protect the genetic integrity of our food sources.
Humble Roots Community Supported Agriculture
i’m so glad you exist, mr west sac farmer! this is a lovely letter. i am sending you my love and support!