I’ve always been interested in food, although granted, mostly about eating it than anything else. Growing up on a farm, I always took it for granted that people knew where food comes from – not the supermarket but rather from animals, poultry and plants. That romantic notion, sadly, couldn’t be further from the truth.
Throughout my career writing about farming, I’ve learned there are few people with more interesting stories to tell than farmers. They live a lifestyle that few of us really know anything about – it’s challenging and risky with long hours and not always a guarantee of a good payoff at the end of the day.
Ok, so maybe not so different than that of many entrepreneurs who run small to medium-sized businesses, but it’s also a lifestyle that helps feed, nourish and sustain the rest of us.
Farmers feed us, work to improve our environmental landscapes and provide jobs – both directly and indirectly – to thousands. How they do that is the focus of this blog: news, information and comment about the farming side of food from the perspective of someone who works for and with Ontario’s farmers.
Thanks for reading.