The 519 Podcast presents: The Farmerettes

Every year in Canada, we take time on Remembrance Day to remember and honour those who went overseas and sacrificed for our country and the freedoms we enjoy today.

But what about the people whose contributions to the war effort involved work on this side of the ocean?

These people never wore military uniforms, never held rifles in their hands, and never stormed the beaches of Normandy.

But they made sure that the soldiers who did, as well the rest of the country, had food to eat. They were young women who signed up to work on farms when male farmers and farm labourers traded in their barn clothes for soldiers’ uniforms.

This is the story of The Farmerettes.