It’s #WhyIFarmWednesday! I’m Jeremy, Assistant Farm Manager at Fresh City. I love farming for two reasons. 

The first is that even though I didn’t like it at first, now I love the work of farming. I love being outside, I love seeing things grow and figuring out how to help them do their best. I love working closely with other farmers. I even love weeding! 

The second reason I farm is because it’s a form of protest. Farming organically on a small scale, producing abundant, tasty food that feeds people while not destroying the life system that we are inextricably a part of, stands directly in opposition the industrial food system and valuing money over everything else. Although it can sometimes be very challenging, and there aren’t clear ways forward, especially for urban farmers, I’m passionate and excited I get to do this work!