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The season of harvest festivals is upon us. It’s good to know that it’s still an important fixture in the calendar of our parishes, particularly the rural ones.
Harvest is about taking nothing for granted. Farmers certainly don’t, in my experience, but I think that there is a temptation for many people in our society to take their food for granted in a way that never happened in the past.
There is an increasing disconnectedness between most people and the food they eat. Our generation is more removed from the land than any previous one with a much greater proportion of us living in an urban setting rather than rural and many people never seeing anything of farms and farming. Urban myths about children thinking that milk comes from bottles abound.