This is our 44th year at Meadowbrook Farms!
Since 1974, we have had plenty of wonderful memories within our family and with the many members of the community. We look to this year with renewed dedication and hope. Despite the surprises and decisions that we may face, there is satisfaction in knowing we are doing good work. We remain mindful of the positive impact a small family farm has on its surroundings and continuously strive to use this influence for good, and perhaps even make the world a bit better in the process.
Farming can seem like a bittersweet life. It requires the utmost dedication of mind, body, and spirit to withstand the rigors of the many variables that each season brings. However, the result of such dedication brings tremendous joy and appreciation for cultivating something for which others may benefit, building meaningful relationships with the people and families of our community, and having gratitude for the opportunity to farm at all when many family farms are disappearing.
Our goal for this blog is to share some deeper insights we have on the year, our progress, and any updates on current projects or activities. Along with our social media accounts, we hope this blog will offer another platform to better connect with our community. Our typical season stretches from March through October, and there is plenty of opportunity to share with all of you the ins and outs of how each season unfolds.
Dr. Suess' "The Lorax" is one of our favorites. This specific quote has stuck with us through a particularly busy off-season for our family: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." It offers an important environmental message as much as it speaks to humanity's role in the world. It reminded us that although life may seem challenging at times, there is always an opportunity to charter a new course.
Cheers to the 2018 season and we hope to see you all very soon!