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A Season for Thanks and Reflection

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This summer I enjoyed working as a farm laborer with Michelle Burger. Even weeding. Even getting wet and dirty. How much more I appreciate the effort our farmers make to bring us wonderful food!!

Bethel Springs Farm

sunrise, photo by Beth R. The day begins, photo by Beth R.

With Thanksgiving and the last delivery of the regular season last week, along with winter arriving in a few weeks, it is a good time to sit by the fire in the wood stove and think over the past season and all I have to be thankful for. I have a lot to be thankful for. Here are a few things:

Field E, photo by Beth R. Field E, photo by Beth R.

The most productive season for Bethel Springs Farm/June’s Corner Garden to date. Beginning as June’s Corner Garden in 2007, I had less than 1/3 of an acre in production. Last year, when we moved to the new farm, I put in 1 acre of vegetables. This year, it was nearly 2 acres producing lots and lots of vegetables. Some statistics from this year (in produce sold): 1,000 zucchinis, 449 lbs of spaghetti squash, 203 lbs of…

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Author: GoingPlaces Can-Do Zero Waste

I moved to McMinnville a few years ago and was impressed with its friendliness and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. I write several blogs. GoingPlacesLivingLife is my personal blog related to travel, food and just general thoughts. Can-Do Real Food tells about my business processing local produce from small farms and preserving it by canning and dehydrating. The concept of Zero Waste appeals to me because we can truly reduce what gets tossed into the landfill with very small changes in our lifestyle. Join us.

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