Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I love this article


http://modernfarmer.com/2014/06/stop-romanticizing-farms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stop-romanticizing-farms


Great article about farming in "Modern Farmer" today.  Specifically, the article addresses the fact that in order to be called a farm, something tangible (i.e., a real crop) must be produced.  There's been an explosion of pseudo-farms, where one can pet farm animals, spend the day learning rural/homestead-type crafting, or where you can simply stay for a weekend and walk the bucolic fields, imagining you are, indeed, on a real farm.

Places that rely on writing, weddings, workshops or weekend overnight stays for the main source of their income are not farms; they are farm fantasy venues. It's an important distinction, especially for anyone interested in actual farming.  

2 comments:

  1. This is a great article. I used to think I wanted a "farm". Ah, not at all! I now know I want a "grange".

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    1. Ah, the grange! Yes, that sounds lovely!

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