I have found myself reflecting this week on the immense effort that is brought about to care for this place in hopes that it will provide us all with what we need to eat for the week. This reflection has led to a desire to thank the group of people who wake up each morning to greet their work on this farm with a dedication that I believe is rare. While most people have moved away from the difficult work of food production, this group has accepted the challenge. This crew has been steady and strong beyond measure. It may be easy to miss if you are not in it all the time, but this season has been the kind of season that could test the metal strength of anyone. It was unusually hot and dry in the summer, finger numbing cold and wet throughout October, and it has required that much of the time masks are worn for the protection of all of us. I want to express my immense gratitude for the extraordinary effort that has been made what you all have done for this community this season has not gone without notice and I for one cannot express enough how grateful I am to you all for the beautiful harvest you have brought about week in and week out.