Cultivating Gratitude 2

As you sit down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner this month, please remember to include the many local farmers in your list of things to be thankful for as their hard work and dedication makes it possible for us to enjoy an incredible abundance of healthy foods each day.

This month’s 4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day creates the perfect opportunity to visit local farms and learn firsthand about what it takes to produce the fruits of their labor. With more than 25 farms opening their doors to the public, Farm Day offers a plethora of options for exploring area farms and personally thanking the farmers who produce nutritious food for so many people, both locally and throughout the world.

Big thanks are also in order for the numerous area charities like Food Share, whose dedicated volunteers selflessly share their resources to help people in need. In this issue, you’ll find an impressive array of philanthropic organizations, including Interface Children and Family Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, Court Appointed Special Advocates and Senior Concerns, to name a few.

The success and proliferation of these many nonprofits affirm beyond a doubt that the spirit of caring and sharing is alive and well in our community. Thank you for making it a great place to live, grow and give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!