Thank a farmer with a thank-you note

Thank You to a farmerFarmers are awesome. Farming ranks high on my list of admired profession as farmers provide most of the food we eat! And I like to eat!

When I was younger I also enjoyed visiting the farm of a family from my church. I loved the animals, the land, and even the smells!

October 12 is National Farmer’s Day also known as Old Farmer’s Day. This is the perfect time of year to thank a farmer.

If you personally know a farmer I suggest thanking them with a thank-you note. If you visit a farmer’s market, take a minute to say “thank you” to the farmer when making a purchase. There is also a site called Thank A Farmer that focuses on consumer awareness.

A thank you note to MY farmer

My husband and I met a farmer at our local farmer’s market. We signed up for his delivery service earlier this year. Once a week we receive a delivery of chicken eggs and various meats (whatever we order). Recently, we also decided to order 1/2 a pig. This offers significant savings compared to purchasing by the pound each week.

Below is the actual thank you note I will give to my farmer this week when my order is delivered.

Heidi's Thank you note to her farmer
You may notice a made a little mistake in the note and crossed it out. I decided not to start over. Learn when to start over here!

Farmer thank you note examples

Dear [name of farmer],

The non-GMO veggies we get from you are the best veggies we have ever had! Thank you for taking the extra time and effort to grow organic food. We are grateful to have a source of locally grown food!

Thanks,
The [your last name] Family


Dear [name of farmer],

We loved visiting your farm last week. The kids are still talking about it! Learning where food comes from and how it grows was a very educational experience. Thank you for answering all of their questions! We are looking forward to your next “learn about your food” day!

Kind regards,
The [your last name] Family


[Name of farmer],

Thank you for raising grass-fed cows! I like knowing that they get to graze and have great living conditions. Their meat also tastes delicious!

Thanks again,
Your Name


Hello [Name of farmer],

I am so glad to see you at the farmer’s market each week. Your prices are great and your produce is wonderful. The kids also enjoy the homemade egg noodles! Thank you for keeping it local.

Sincerely,
Your Name


[Name of farmer],

Thank you for being a farmer. I enjoy eating the food grown by you. It tastes so fresh and better than anything at the grocery store. Thank you for the service you provide to our community.

All the best,
Your Name

More examples: While researching this post, I came across a few sites that have hosted “thank a farmer” contests. This one here is over with but you can still see the thank-you notes that people posted to farmers.

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