Please not here. Not here.

 I will speak at a hearing tomorrow to decide if Lowe’s can plunk a Big Box down in my Cape Cod town of Dennisport, and I will tell how they call me by name at the hardware store, and at the local Agway — where they get whatever I need for the farm, and where Lisa’s daughter is now a year old — and how I get my Christmas tree from Hart’s Farm, and I know their names and they know mine, and the word for all this is “family” — and that’s worth more than any income from a Big Box, or traffic patterns, or what have you, because you can’t price tag “family.”  It doesn’t have a number.

And there you have it.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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