Farmer Sam stretches out to harvest our sweet red peppers. The human element in small scale agriculture needs to be acknowledged. Our bodies twist and turn, stretch and crouch, lift and pull to bring food to the table. We try to diversify our tasks and keep the work day to a manageable 10 hours, but sometimes we need to put in extra time to harvest before a rain, frost, or market. Farming is an endurance sport that has a huge payoff in the end, which is satisfaction in our role as stewards of the earth. Thank a farmer next time you purchase some fresh food at the farmer’s market!