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POWDRELL

Here's To Our Local Farmers
updated: Feb 09, 2013, 1:00 PM

By David Powdrell

So…..here's the deal. A few months ago I photographed some vibrant colors of the fruits and vegetables of the Carpinteria Farmers Market; fun combinations of yellows, oranges and reds of bell peppers and beets. Although common place before the Industrial Age, farmers markets dwindled in popularity but are making a sweet comeback of late.

A couple of comments to that article recommended I take some photos of the people selling their product at the farmers markets, many of whom are local farmers.

Then, at last weekend's Superbowl, my favorite ad was the late Paul Harvey poetically talking about the hard working farmers. To paraphrase, "And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said I need somebody to get up before dawn and milk cows and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board. So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees, heave bails and yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink combed pullets…and who will stop his mower for an hour to mend the broken leg of a meadow lark". So God made a farmer. It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight...and not cut corners. Somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed…and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk. So God made a farmer."

Here's to our local farmers.

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