The Jewish Farmer Network started with a conversation.
Thirteen Jewish farmers sat in a circle during the 2016 Hazon Food Conference at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Connecticut. The gathering was impromptu—it wasn't even on the schedule.
We expressed the beauty of this vocation, the deeply felt connection between our heritage and our chosen profession—the two combining to form a singular way of living.
Each of us expressed the desire for connection with other Jewish growers, giving voice to the feeling of aloneness despite the apparent reality that there are many Jews working land throughout the world.