Letters on Agrarian Burnout

Chris Newman
7 min readJul 17, 2022

You’re working ten to twelve hours a day. Five to six days a week, but sometimes seven, meaning that from time to time you’re working 12 or 13 days straight. And it’s been going on since the planting season. This is the fourteenth week in a row you’ve been dealing with this kind of schedule.

Yet for all the work, you can’t get ahead. The daily chores, work backlog, and emergencies are more than you can get in front…

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Chris Newman

Building a new, accessible, open, and democratic food economy in the Chesapeake Bay region @ Sylvanaqua Farms