This season, we—and our extended family of like-minded farmers, ranchers, firshermen and scientists—would like to express our gratitude. From our family to yours, thank you.

“I’m forever grateful for my co-workers, my community, the salmon that run our waters and the planet that is home to all of us.” 

- Cara Blake, Reef Netter, Lummi Island, Washington


“This year, I am especially grateful for all the love in my life, and the peace that comes from doing something that’s vital to the health our planet.” 

- Shani Coleman, Hemp Farmer, Boulder, Colorado

“I am grateful for the peace and kindness we give and receive this time of year, which I think we need now more than ever.”

- Bob Quinn, KAMUT Farmer and Scientist, Big Sandy, Montana

“I am grateful this season because my farm is growing, so I can support my family and employ six other people from my community.” 

- Idalia Margarita Ruiz Rodriguez, Mango Farmer, Comarca Diriomito, Nicaragua

“We are grateful for both our home and work families, and the symbiotic relationship between Buffalo Nation and Mother Earth.”

- Jillian + Colton Jones, Bison Ranchers, Cheyenne River Ranch, Hermosa, South Dakota

“I am grateful for things unseen—sunbeams, soil microbes, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, love of family, companionship of friends, inspiration of others’ good deeds.”   

- David Oien, Lentil and Grain Farmer, Ulm, Montana

“In this difficult time, we are grateful that our family is healthy and that we can continue growing mussels the way our parents did.”

- Ricardo Juncal and Carmen Piñeiro, Mussel Cultivators, Ria de Arosa, Spain

“I am grateful to be a part of nature, respecting the natural cycles in this agricultural ecosystem and restoring health and purity to the world.”

- Pablo Salas, Breadfruit Farmer, Pejibaye, Costa Rica

“As a third-generation spice producer, I am grateful that our commitment to responsibility allows our business to succeed, even in these tough times.” 

- Fernando Davalos, Spice Producer, Salta Province, Argentina

“I am grateful that my work, caring for and teaching about bees, allows me to honor my kuleana, my responsibility to the greater good.”

- Chelsea Lööw, Beekeeper, Pu’u O Hoku Ranch, Hawaii

“I am grateful for my family, friends and the opportunity to keep working and contributing to benefit future generations.” 

- Wes Jackson, Co-Founder, The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas

“I am grateful that my work helps feed and sustain families and small-holder farmers in my community and communities throughout the tropics.”

- Diane Ragone, PhD, Director, The Breadfruit Institute, Kauai, Hawai’i