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Bountiful thanks

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In many ways it is hard to measure the harvest of an area. Counting agricultural products is not all there is to it. Neither is worker productivity. We can say that our harvest is the cubic feet of gas that's pumped out of wells or the tonnage of coal produced from local mines. But that doesn't really measure the harvest either.

While Carbon County is not a big manufacturing area, we could still count the units produced, the goods sold.

One could look at service industries in the area and measure how much money was taken in.

But none of these really counts the harvest of what is important.

The harvest of the area is about people. It's about how people are viewing what is being produced and how they are feeling about it. It's about their hard work, strong hands and smart minds.

The fear of a bad economy, job losses, lower incomes permeate most Americans thoughts. Fortunately, the local area has been spared the hits many other areas have faced. But this community is used to boom and bust, and many know that when the rest of the country is booming, this county could be in a bad way.

The Farmers Market that is held in Price from the late spring through the fall is a good measure of people and what can be done. The entrepreneurial spirit that lies within those that not only sell their produce, but those that come to the market, tells something about the people here. It tells about how industrious the community can be.

As one seller at the farmers market was heard to say earlier this summer, "I grow it 'cause I love it, and I sell it because I want to share it, and grow it again next year."

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