You know fall is almost upon us when pumpkins and more apples make their appearance at the Barden Orchard stand; they still have corn, berries and tomatoes, too, so make your way down to the end of the line and check them out.
Someone asked last week where the real farmers were; I was puzzled by this question and answered that our farmers were all real (not a hologram or android among them). It did get me thinking about why that would even be an issue; are we lacking in farmer stereotypes at our market? The answer lies in the resurgence of agriculture in Rhode Island today: there are many small farms, run by all kinds of people: young, old, male, female, of all races, nationalities and gender identity. The old image of the farmer. a white male on a tractor, with a wife back at the farmhouse raising the kids and chickens, and making meals for the farmhands, is not typical today. One thing that has stayed the same is that all our farmers work real hard, get real dirty and go out in all kinds of real bad weather to bring you their amazing crops. Really.
An event is scheduled at the William Hall Library on Sept. 20 at 6 PM. The featured speaker is Mr. Paul Roselli from the Burrillville Land Trust. Mr. Roselli will speak and present information regarding the proposed new power plant in Burrilllville. Water usage by the new plant would impact all of the Rhode Island watersheds, including the Scituate Reservoir, the source of most of our drinking water.
See you at the market.