The Harvest Dispatch, International Women's Day

Happy (belated) International Women's Day!

#ILookLikeAFarmer because I AM a farmer.

Yesterday celebrated International Women's Day across the globe and goodness did we represent! From East to West social media ROARED with women inspiring through their stories, affirming our collective community with their love and wisdom, and seriously dishing out some reality-check empowerment. I personally participated in the campaign #ILookLikeAFarmer by Audra Mulkern of the Female Farmer Project to help obliterate the stereotype that farming is a professional just for men. It's an issue I struggle with on a very personal level and, on particularly rough days, pierces deep into my core. Yesterday, however, was not one of those days. In fact, yesterday was by far one of the most uplifting and nurturing days of my farming career yet. Minute after minute, hour upon hour my phone was inundated with affirmations from women farmers across the globe- sharing their pride and spreading encouragement for the rest of us out there. Women I've never met, who hardly know me, but with whom I now feel I share a profound bond because farmers are an incredibly tight-knit community. As tumultuous a livelihood as farming is, we know we must learn and grow together. We stick together; we commune together; we cry and laugh and love together; we persevere together. Farmer sisterhood is especially so. I encourage you to take a minute and read the stories from yesterday's celebration and take a moment to reflect on the important women in your own life. Maybe send them a little encouragement, or an affirmation, or a high-five. And to all the female farmers and welders and teachers and entrepreneurs and marketers and carpenters and designers and creators and trendsetters and revolutionaries and activists and and and... Thank you. From the bottom of my sappy lil' heat and for all that you do, create, and give of your self, thank you and keep on keepin on.

And now, your harvest dispatch...

The only thing(s) to note in this week's stash is that you either received a mashup of kale varieties OR you received delicious cabbage-ness. Also, the arugula blossoms taste like peanuts, so yeah. (Yum.) Buen provecho, farmily!

With love,
Farmer Becca