“Thanks to all who came by for the farm stand today. If you stopped and bought something, that’s great! If you stopped and took all the cash out of our box, that’s terrible!”
• Victoria, Farm Stand at Open Way, East Montpelier FPF
“Hello all– Thanks so much for all the kind offers, both on Front Porch Forum and in personal emails, to make up the money lost at last week’s farm stand. This outpouring has done so much to restore our hope and affection in this community.
“That said, it really is not necessary to do that. Firstly, we don’t know how much was lost in money and product. Secondly, we are not financially dependent on the stand at this point — we both have jobs off the land — and feel like we don’t need the money to get by. I imagine the person who took the money most likely needed it to get by. So if you are feeling like donating money, please pass it along to a food cupboard or a local charity of your choice. Your generosity of spirit is all the gift we needed to feel seen and appreciated in this community. Thank you.
“And come on by the stand this Wednesday, at 800 Templeton Rd, if you like, and see if there’s a vegetable you might like to enjoy! We’ll have so MANY onions, so MUCH garlic, summer squash, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, beans, canned goods, blackberries, carrots, parsnips, herbs, and maybe a sunflower or 2. I will be there with kids, and glad to say hello to you generous and friendly neighbors. Peace, friends.”
• Victoria,Farm Stand at Open Way, East Montpelier FPF, next day