I am continually astounded by the movers and shakers who are making fresh food more accessible here in this dry, rural landscape. It takes skill and effort to cultivate food in this climate. The route of farming and ranching is a grueling test of persistence and care, yet I have spoken to growers who are committed because something in their soul is called to the work and they cannot imagine a different lifestyle. They inspire me, along with the many others who are working each day to feed our community in an ethical, loving, just, and healthy way. To all who are invested in a more resilient local food system – thank you for raging against the status quo. It matters.