Monday, July 15, 2019

It Was A Very Good Year

I just read an article the other day about why the price of avocados has gone up so drastically recently. It seems that two reasons came into play at the same time. First, we get the majority of our avocados from Mexico and their growing season ended a few weeks ago. It will pick up again soon. The second reason is because California had a bad growing season owing to all the rain. 

Everything has their own growing season and some years are better for one thing while not so good for another. For instance, because of all the rain we had here in the northeast this spring and early summer, our strawberry crop was a bit on the short side. However, I am hearing from the apple growers that it will be a very good apple season for the same reason. To everything there is a season, and some seasons are better than others.

We all have our own growing seasons. Some years we will be sailing along, living life to the fullest and reaping our own personal inner harvest. Then we'll get hit with a storm season, with setbacks both personally and globally. Then our harvest, like this year's strawberries, are on the short side. The trick to weathering the ups and downs of a challenging growing season is to let go of what we can't do anything about, and see what else there is to harvest in its place. In other words, pick what wants to be grown instead of what you planted that didn't.

Our local apple cider mill and bakery will be opening its doors for the season on August 1st and I, for one, will be right behind them when they do. I love all things apple, and my first taste of freshly squeezed apple cider, and the first bite of my beloved Cortland apples fresh off the tree are worth the wait. While I'm there I'll check out the rest of the fresh, local produce for sale to see what had a good season and what didn't. Either way, it's all good!

And so it is.