Michaela Schwartz is a writer/producer living in New York. Originally from Boston, she graduated from Barnard College with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Gender Studies.
When her television job ended in April, she saw no return to normalcy in sight for entertainment — so she decided to pursue her fantasy of going to work on a farm.
In July she made this dream a reality: she left New York after getting tested for COVID, got tested again at home in Boston, and then set off for a farm in Maine.
She works 36 hours a week on farm tasks, and has learned the realities of the labor that go into the food supply chain — as well as the inequities within farming.
She’s not sure what her next move is, but she will be thinking more intentionally about her labor as she considers working post-farm.
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All through this winter, pre-pandemic, I had been fantasizing about going to work on a farm or in a small cafe in New England. I could see it all: I would spend my days bottle feeding baby goats, sitting around campfires, and drinking homemade lemonade in a field of wildflowers. I was …read more
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