Feeling Thankful in Hastings County
All of us at Harvest Hastings would like to wish you and yours a long weekend filled with family, feasting and fair weather. Hastings County is located on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Huron-Wendat, Anishnaabe, and the Haudenosaunee peoples. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within. We honour their cultures and celebrate their commitment to this land.
Indeed, at our tables we find many delicious dishes that were cultivated and harvested by Indigenous peoples in Canada long before European colonization. The Waterloo Regional Record shared an editorial this weekend, Giving thanks for Indigenous farmers, that is worth reading and taking time to pause, reflect and give thanks –“There is…much to be gained for counting our blessings, for appreciating what the land around us gives back each autumn, harvest after harvest. As part of that we can give thanks to what Indigenous Peoples taught generations of newcomers and how the delectable results of those lessons delight and nourish us — and not just on Thanksgiving Day. Before you dig in, dig that.”