"The Thankful Receiver Bears a Plentiful Harvest" ....William Blake

Giving Thanks for the Harvest

In North America in 2014, it is easy to overlook the significance of the harvest season. I must admit, I usually give very little thought to where my food comes from. I rarely think about how much work goes into getting those foods to the shelves at Kroger. I haven’t even planted a single seed, but I can run to the store and bring home apples from Washington and avocados from California, and even fruits and vegetables that are not in season, like those bananas from Guatemala. We have this incredible access to all kinds of healthy foods (and some not-so-healthy ones), year-round, and it’s good to give thanks and celebrate the harvest.