We have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Secretary’s Day, Personal Trainer Day, even Pharmacist Day, so why shouldn’t we have a Farmer’s Day?
Farmers are, without a doubt, the most important people in the world!
I saw a post once that said something like this:
We need a doctor when we are sick,
We need a lawyer when we are in trouble,
We need a minister when we need guidance,
But we need a farmer three times a day
– for our food!
Most of us take our food for granted. We go to the grocery store, and we can select from fresh, to frozen, to canned produce and other foodstuffs that we want.
Farming is food, farming is more than food.
Farmers produce the materials for our clothes, whether it’s cotton or leather. There would be no textile industry without the farmer.
Grocery stores and restaurants need the farmer to supply the public with food.
Many industries that package food would not exist without the farmer.
Truckers and railroads would have less to ship.
I wouldn’t want to go so far as to say our economy rests on the shoulders of the farmer but think about it. Everything that grows is planted, maintained, and harvested by a farmer.
Think about it. Really think about it. Where would we be without the farmer?
Thanking a farmer is a great way to celebrate the day, but what are we doing every day?
Here are some ideas.
- Buy fruit and vegetables at your local farmer’s market. You are buffing direct from the farmer!
- Visit a “pick your own” farm and experience harvesting your own produce.
- Support the festivals that feature farm grown produce. In my state we have Strawberry Festivals, Cherry Festivals, Potato Festivals and more! Make it a family affair!
- Visit farms. Some have Farm-to-Table events, others provide tours of their facility. It’s a learning experience to find out how much work goes into
And always, support your local farmer.