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If you see a need, work toward filling the gap.

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

I just received the new book of someone that I just thought I admired before, and after not being able to put it down until I finished it in one sitting, I appreciate so much more.

This one sentence stuck out to me and has me sitting here at my laptop at 10pm to share the words that have been laid on my heart after reading this. While the world is sleeping, my family is all settled in for the night and I'm currently worried about one of our dogs that has decided to go on an adventure again, praying he is home by morning.

If you see a need, work toward filling the gap. -Jill Ragan, Whispering Willow Farms

This is exactly what I have based this entire farm off of and didn't even realize it until I read someone else's words describing my heart exactly. There is a need, a big need, in this community to have access to locally, organically and consistently grown food. The lack of true market farmers in our area, that have the ability or desire to grow on a larger scale and year-round for our community is actually amazing to me. But what I am building doesn't currently exist. I am the first of this type of farm in our area to my knowledge, which reiterates my point. That is completely terrifying and exciting all at the same time.

At this point, it's become pretty common to hear of friends and family that are going back to the basics, getting back to the homesteading practices and ideals. Trying to re-center families and take back control of so many aspects of their lives, especially food sustainability. But even then, there is only so much they have room or time to do. The need for many items is still there for most of them. And that's where our farm will come in.

I saw a need...and I'm determined to fill that gap!

You can support us each Saturday at the local Palestine Farmer's Market and also follow along for an announcement later this year that will allow us another avenue to provide you with healthy, tasty and nutritious produce and more!

May the soil be fertile, the harvest be bountiful, and the farmer never grow weary.

Eph. 3:20-21

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