Reflections on the End of a Season
The shift in seasons this past week has been unmistakable across Utah. It marks a turning that farmers and those who work closely with the land experience firsthand — that transition from days of bounty to a period of rest, recovery and celebration.
For many farmers, this is a busy but welcome time of year. The light and the crops are fading, and it's time for both the fields and those who work them to recover from the demands of the growing season. This week on the show, farmers from across the state and around the country join us to share their reflections on the revolving course of the seasons and how the rest of us can take part in the spirit of the harvest.
- Mary Berry is the daughter of the farmer and writer Wendell Berry. She's executive director at the Berry Center, a non-profit organization that puts Wendell's writing to work to advocate for farmers, rural communities, and healthy regional economies.
- David Mas Masumoto is an organic peach and grape farmer in the Central Valley of California. He's the author of a number of books, including Epitaph for a Peach and Four Seasons in Five. His newest book, Secret Harvests, will be released early next year.
- Sara Patterson is the owner and operator of Red Acre Farms in Cedar City, Utah.
- Tyler Montague is the founder and farmer of Keep It Real Vegetables, an urban farm in Salt City.
- Benjamin Bombard is a producer of the show. He and his wife are urban homesteaders in Salt Lake City.
Airdate Friday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.