06 Mar Poem: Vibrant Vegetables (at the Ashland Growers Market)
Posted at 11:28h in Ecology, Food, Poetry 5 Comments
(at the Ashland Growers Market)
How many people these days
meet a farmer face to face?
A farmer who has prepared the soil,
planted the seeds,
pulled the weeds,
mothered tender plants,
harvested at peak flavor,
then appeared in person
embodying all of that patient passion.
Passion for the earth,
for its potential bounty.
Passion through the endless patience required
to nurture from seed to harvest.
Passion even for me, for I will receive
A health-boosting smile
and kind words
to accompany the health-boosting
of vibrant vegetables
Co-created each season, each day of toil,
as the farmer collaborates with the Creator of All.
Written by Peter Finkle, 2022.
Cori FrankPosted at 13:10h, 07 March
I enjoyed this very much Peter, as someone raised on a farm and has been planting my own vegetables for many years…nothing like it!
Lynn ReidPosted at 15:23h, 06 March
Wonderful Peter! I can picture all the treats of fresh produce as I read this! There’s something special about wandering a Farmer’s Market that brings a smile
Tammi MendelsPosted at 14:41h, 06 March
Nice poem Peter, spoken like a true farmer!! We plant a small vegetable garden each year and it’s always a treat to harvest our veggies grown with love. Our tomatoes always taste so much better than what we buy in the grocery store. I’m always jealous of a real farmer who reaps their tomatoes weeks before we do!! We sometimes cheat and buy fresh tomatoes at the growers market!! Nothings beats a fresh garden tomato!!
Peter FinklePosted at 15:05h, 06 March
My wife and I also grow tomatoes in our home garden. However, I find the fresh-picked tomatoes at the Growers Market to be just as good — and sometimes better — than the ones we grow. What a great gift we have to be able to buy from local farms!
Andrea GoodPosted at 13:33h, 06 March