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Interns provide more than labor

publication date: Apr 1, 2011
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Interns“I could sell a lot more here, too, if I had all that free labor,” pronounced Leroy, our farmers market neighbor, many years ago. He was referring to the  gaggle of young people who were working on the farm that summer and coming to market with us. I just smiled, because I was pretty sure Leroy had no idea of what housing, feeding, mentoring, and living with a different crew of new youngsters every year would be like — it wouldn’t be “free labor” even if we didn’t pay. “They should be paying us!” my farm partner Mike observes…

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