Monthly Archives: February 2012

posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

This is one of Ben’s favorite poems, written by Wendell Berry, who was considered by many to be the father of the farmers’ market. According to ourĀ American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau anthology, “You cannot read his words without wishing in some corner of your heart to be a small farmer in a working community – I’ve often found framed copies of the Mad Farmer poems on the walls of people who have returned to the land, taken up the challenge of fitting into place.” Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be punched in a card and shut away in a little drawer. … READ MORE

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