"All change, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
After four years at Cheney Farms it is time to pass the baton. It has been a great run and I am so pleased to know that Douglas LaBar of the Mason Jar (http://themasonjar101.com) in Cheney, Washington will continue the tradition of farm to table sustainability as well as cultivating the Slow Food movement in Eastern Washington. Thus with a bittersweet good-bye from the Farm life I have taken residence in a single room and will follow my heart to the next chapter in the book of life.
A special grazie mille to Mike Pontarolo for all his hard work at Cheney Farms over the past four years. I know this sale saddens him more than me, but there will be another Farm in my future where he can toil away in the soil, cultivating what Mother Earth provides. Thus it is fitting to release the farm on May Day, a celebration of Spring.
Thank you to all those who contributed to the Farm over the years: pasta dinners, Wednesday night volleyball, sausage making, basil harvest, canning; these memories will always be cherished.