April 21, 2020
Like many folks out there, my struggle to find a solid routine during the first week or so of the Coronavirus quarantine wasn’t pretty. My daily remote work, for example, was carried out in a bathrobe, and I spent much of my time spinning my wheels, trying to figure out how to navigate this new normal.
The people on the front lines (those who are, in large part, responsible for our health and well-being), had little time for pondering. Instead, they created, in a matter of days, a new way of making sure that we were all taken care of, to the best of their abilities, learning as they went, and often putting their own health on the line. For those heroes, I’m grateful that in the midst of our collective worrying about jobs, aging parents, school-aged kids, and so many other things, there are people out there in our own communities who are helping to make our lives a little bit easier.
It has been weeks since I’ve volunteered at Stone Bank Farm or had face-to-face contact with any of the staff there, but by way of this blog post, I want to say thank you to Marke, Michelle, and her small, hard-working staff for making sure that we all continue to have access to some of the healthiest, freshest food around. Thanks, also, to Farmer Kim and her hard-working crew, Danika and Barb, and to in-house baker Alyssa and all of the other local farmers, chefs and artisans who help to make Stone Bank Farm Market the community gem that it is. Stay well, everyone!