In your jaunt past Worner last Friday, you may have noticed a big white truck with the signature Arkansas Valley Organic Growers’ beet stamped on its side. You may have even seen members of the group, better known as AVOG, unloading cardboard boxes and stacking them outside the south entrance of Worner. If you were there because you’re one of the lucky Colorado College students or community members with a box to pick up, you could expect to bring it home and find it filled with an array of quality Colorado produce, grains and honey.
Three hours into the morning, after crouching in the dirt and marinating in sweat, a series of thoughts began to surface: I hate beets. I loathe beets. Beets are the bane of my existence.
"You’re a slut.”
I never thought I would hear those words come out of my mother’s mouth. She is a devout Christian woman and I am, in her eyes, a sweet young girl who has gone astray by giving in to worldly temptations.