The season for harvesting, preparing, and preserving is captured on these pages in the works of Latter-day Saint artists and in the words of latter-day prophets.
President Thomas S. Monson: “Oh, the joy of harvest time! Picture the scene of ward members canning peaches, sorting eggs, or cleaning vegetables, all for the use of those who are in need. Brows are sweat-lined, clothing is soiled, bodies are tired—but human souls are refreshed and lifted towards heaven.”1
President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008): “The best place to have some food set aside is within our homes, together with a little money in savings. The best welfare program is our own welfare program.”2
President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985): “We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard.”3