Charlevoix itself is a work of art. Three pristine lakes embrace this tiny little community where every photograph could be a painting.
As another summer draws to a close, we pause for a group blessing at the Cultured Ferments brewery for all the season has provided to us. This year has been one of change, growth and happiness, but challenge as well.
I am about to embark on my 20th journey abroad this October on a fabulous trip to Bordeaux, France. I will be traveling with 18 other people. Some will be seeing France for the very first time. The first time I visited France, I was 21 years old and it had an enormous impact on me to this very day.
The job of a farmer is never done. To do it well, they must think critically and instinctively to determine the vast number of influences a plant may be under at any given time. The work is labor intensive, never just 9-5, and with all the effort and best intentions — mother nature gets the final say. It’s an incredible career, worthy of the utmost respect and this region is lucky enough to have generations of farm families that still tend the land today.