What will the future be like for my grandson and his grandchildren? Will climate change make life on this planet difficult? Will economic inequality continue? Will meaningful work become impossible to find? Will the world's resources be depleted? Will there be enough food to go around in an ever increasing population? Is there anything I can do about it? It was with these questions in mind that last year I purchased a subscription for an Our Table CSA share. As I learned more, I realized Our Table spoke to many of my concerns.
By being a part of Our Table, I am sourcing locally produced food which in turn reduces the use of fossil fuels. As a land trust, Our Table protects true wealth, specifically healthy, productive soil for future generations. Their commitment to sustainable farming works to preserve essential resources. As a cooperative, they support relationships in production and consumption undermining inequality and thereby honoring both the work and the worker. Good healthy food enables healthy, productive and thoughtful people to address the future. Aware of these things, I became an investor and Consumer Member of Our Table Cooperative.
I am not a person who camps out with the Occupiers or joins in massive protests against coal trains. But in league with others, I have found a way to address my concerns. In the process, I am receiving the immediate rewards of good, fresh, and Organic year-round produce as well as the fellowship of a team that shares a vision of a better current and future world.