By Tory Field and Beverly Bell
Part 16 of the Harvesting Justice series
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of a growing number of winter farmers’ markets. Photo: Tory Field.
In Western Massachusetts on a sunny winter day, a farmers’ market was taking place in the entryway of an elementary school. The smell was a mix of apple cider, homemade donuts, and gymnasium. Long rows of tables were heavy with piles of root vegetables, hardy apples, fresh pies, pasture-raised lamb, honey wine, and handmade brooms. There was enough diversity that, if determined and creative, one could make it through an admirable portion of a long northern winter.