I was standing in a barn yesterday. Listening to growers talk about how they farm in order to bring the highest quality salad veggies to your plate. I looked down and was moved by these boots. How do we estimate the value of these boots? By the millions of people who are fed nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables every day? Or by the incredible immigrant success stories here: second generation Okie and Portuguese, third generation Swiss Italian, Swede, and Japanese? Or by the growers’ refusal to give up in light of seemingly insurmountable challenges? These boots epitomize the American dream in so many (apolitical) ways.
June 28, 2018