Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes is a frequent contributor to YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. She is the author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, The Grassfed Gourmet and The Farmer and the Grill. She is the host of and Hayes works with her family on Sap Bush Hollow Farm in upstate New York.

An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80 — and Learns Something About Community

I love my solitude. I also love my community. But my independent nature has never been unusual in this town. The first time I heard the expression “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team,’” I swore off organized school sports. I told...