Catherine Bussiere: Grow a Farmer


Over the past few years
slowly but surely
there has been a movement
of young men and women
that have educated themselves
by school, trade or self
about the essence of who we are
our very core, implanted in us
to grow and gather our own food

a forgotten art

Taken care of by something so big that it has lost sight
and so have we
of natural beauty and perfection
in a need to control and profit
our health and our environment has been jeopardized

But it is so easy and we are so busy
to support such endeavor
I can go to one place
the world is there for me
from China to Argentina, Israel, Costa Rica
Fruits and vegetables, perfect, shined, preserved, waxed
flown express from unknown fields to impersonal mega stores

in the meantime the air is polluted
the water is polluted
those vegetables have lost their original traits
and we are made to believe that we should at all time eat
one cup of this and two cups of that

what to do, what to do
I’m so small and I’m just me


over the past few years
slowly but surely
there’s has been a movement
of young men and women
that have educated themselves
these men and women are working hard and are not hard to find

Go to your farmers market
join a CSA program (community supported agriculture)
buy locally grown produce
meet this new generation of growers
embracing the battle of health and well being
bring your neighbor
tell your coworker

It is an easy thing to do
it is a pleasant thing to do
it’s the right thing to do

A couple links for you
now that you are all excited about such a nice and easy way to promote beauty!

CSA in Amherst:

A great link for more csa and farmers market around Nova Scotia:








9 thoughts on “Catherine Bussiere: Grow a Farmer

  1. As our earth comes awake, inviting everyone, young and old, to plant seeds or young plants for summer and autumn harvest, we can all celebrate this precious gift! Share seeds! Share plants! Nurture our soil, compost our greens, and feel the earth’s rhythms!I am grateful for a small patch of earth. Thank you for your wise words Catherine. g.g.


  2. The colours in these pictures makes me happy. Thank you for giving those of us still wondering when spring will come the reminder that soon we will have lovely colours and tastes to enjoy.


  3. I’ve noticed a lot of indie restaurants around town are making a point on their menus to highlight their locally grown and sourced ingredients. Supporting those that “grow with care” is beneficial in so many ways not the least of which it everything just tastes so much better. Great post. ( as ususal!)


  4. Oh, yes…we have a wonderful Farmers Market in Woodland Park, Colorado…every Friday in the summer, and several Saturdays during the winter months (inside, of course, but a treat just the same)…
    Many of us in the mountains grow as much food as possible…some in greenhouses, and some in raised beds…our land consists mostly of decomposed granite, so many of us older folks aren’t able to do as much as we’d like…we do have fresh, wonderful food available, ‘though…thank you for your eloquent words…I so enjoy your blogs…Carol


  5. Yes, famer markets and community gardens too. Four years ago a few friends and I began a garden – today we have over 70 gardeners happily growing food in what used to be a gravel pit – it’s become a verdant life-giving place!


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