Organic Week Interviews: The Value of Work – Jenn Pfenning

Organic Week Interviews: The Value of Work – Jenn Pfenning

Interview with Jenn Pfenning.

Q:  What would you like everyone to know about the people who work on farms?

A:  When talking about people who work on farms, people have preconceived notions about what that means.  Hard physical labour, hot, sweaty, and dirty work – and it is all of those things, but it is so much more as well.  To me, working on a farm is one of the most important things we can do.  Doing good, honest work for the good of everyone, far outweighs the difficulties.  Everyone needs to eat, and in order to thrive, to eat well.  What else is more important than that?

When talking about farm work, I think we need to talk about it as the valuable and meaningful work that it is.  On our farm, we see every day the value of all the work that is done; growing, tending, harvesting, packing, etc.  We are all important and vital in different ways.

Q: What’s the most important thing you want people to know about organic?

A: It’s not anti-scientific.  It’s actually very scientific.  It requires the best knowledge, the most up-to-date information about soil health, plant biology and ecology.

And, it tastes delicious!


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