Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A time to give thanks, spend time with family and friends and maybe watch some football. Even though the cows don’t give us a day off, we still take time to visit relatives and eat until we cannot eat any more. This year we have lots to be thankful for.
God: He is the provider of all and for all. Even though sometimes he makes us wait for what we want, the rains come, the crops grow, the cows produce milk and our family is kept safe.
Family: Our family is healthy and close. I am personally thankful that my children are able to live so close to both sets of grandparents. Of course the farm is 1.2 miles away and my parents live 8 miles away.
Farmers: Tomorrow’s feast would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of thousands of farmers: Turkey farmers, wheat farmers, cultivated wild rice farmers, pumpkin farmers, corn farmers, the list goes on and on. If you enjoy your meal tomorrow, thank a farmer.
Organic Valley: While some organic companies were not renewing contracts with their farmers, Organic Valley made a commitment to its farmers and kept everyone “on the truck.” Organic Valley is owned by its farmers. We are PROUD to be Organic Valley Family of Farmers. We have met many friends over the past year and half.
Our Customers: Whether you are one of our meat customers, or you are a dedicated Organic Valley buying, we thank you. With your commitment to our family farm, we are able to keep doing what we are doing.
Our family has a lot to be thankful for and we are truly blessed.
Jon, Lisa, Sarah, Steven, Samantha, Tim, Emily, Erik and Jonathan