Oops, I missed National Farmer’s Day. Did you? It was 3 days ago. I’m sure I’m not alone as most of us didn’t know October 12 was the day to honor farmers. The profession was first celebrated back in the 1800s, but no one has an exact date. October does seem fitting in celebrating National Farmer’s Day as it is in the midst of harvest.
It was originally known as Old Farmer’s Day. Hmm. We could have lots of fun with that title around my house. I’m married to a farmer.
Did you know more than 80 percent of the world’s food is still produced by family farmers? “More than 500 million family farms manage between 70 and 80 percent of the world’s agricultural land” as reported by The State of Food and Agriculture 2014.
I know I take my food supply for granted. When I run out of milk, eggs, beans, even cookies, I run to the store and replenish my supplies. Sometimes I even complain about the long lines, high prices and variety of food available in my stores. How about you?
So, even if we’re a few days late, let’s thank a farmer today for putting food on our tables.
Did you kiss a farmer today? I did.