I feel blessed to be a farmer. Yes, we are classified in the state of Michigan as Urban Farmers. Farming is an honorable and vital career. Without farmers, we could not eat. They are the backbone of our lives.
I am also blessed to have met so many amazing farmers through the markets we do. They have become friends and feel like part of our family.
The respect I have for these hard working people has gone through the roof in recent years.
I see the absolute dedication they have to keep quality food on our tables. And to make our lives more beautiful through flowers and other gifts they produce.
This post is dedicated to the American Farmers throughout this country. I thank you so much for what you do!
It’s a simple table today. I didn’t want anything to overshadow the true stars of this dedication, the fresh produce from hard working people and families.
Last week was the harvest moon.
The Harvest Moon
The Time of the Harvest Moon
A harvest moon occurs at a specific time of the year. The moon officially turns full when it reaches the spot opposite to the sun. The harvest moon happens at 13:59 Greenwich time on the Saturday nearest to the fall equinox, which is September 23rd. Once in every three years we get the same full moon in October, but the one in September is called the harvest moon because farmers can continue their harvest late into the night by the light of the full moon. The same moon appears three days in succession, but the one that appears on Saturday is the one that receives this name. source:Moon connection
September This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested (source: Farmer’s Almanac)
I used these fun vintage Noritake dishes. Love the name of the line “Younger Image” LOL. I bet at the time (1969) they were quite modern or perhaps just Mod.
At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering. (source: Farmer’s Almanac)
And because it can’t be said enough…..
A HUGE Thank you to all the American Famers out there!
And on a personal note…..
Thank you to a couple of local Farmers that we are blessed to have in our lives and that provide us with so much amazing produce throughout the season……
Katie & Christian at The Garden Hoard
Rick at Springbrook Gardens
I am also having a giveaway for a package of the new Purex UltraPacks and a bar of Fels Naptha! There will be 2 winners who will receive a coupon for each product! The giveaway ends on October 5, 2013 so click the picture above to go over and enter!
And for those following along, the Mod Noritake dishes have been donated in this month’s “Reverse-Thrifting” party over on TTG FB page!