I recently had the pleasure of volunteering at Green Being Farm, located just east of Neustadt, Ontario. The farm is owned and run by Tarrah Young and her husband Nathan, who grow and raise everything organically, including their pigs, lamb, cows and poultry, who all roam free on their vast green pasture. I went with the intention of learning about how food is grown and harvested - and did, but I also learned more rigorous tasks like repairing the greenhouse and hauling tonnes of vegetables into the root cellar.
My visit was short but incredibly sweet. Tarrah prepared lunch every afternoon for myself and the two interns who have been living on the farm since April, using vegetables from her gardens and other locally produced food. After two days, I brought back a fraction of knowledge about farming and an immense appreciation and desire to support local farmers like Tarrah and Nathan, who produce ethically grown livestock and crops for their community year-round.
Day 2 - Time to let out the pigs! I can't get enough of these guys, they had such personalities.