It has been a while since our last post. We have just been so busy. So many blessings, have come our way this year. A year when Covid 19 has in some way affected us all. From shortages to illness and so much more, this year has been a year to really test our ability to change and adopt. We are so eager to put up decorations to consider the year is done. In our minds this has been a bad dream. Maybe a dream that we think we will awake from in 2021. For us I think this year, is just a a little of what to come. If Covid 19 has done anything it has changed our way of how we shop and eat. Personally we put up more food than normal this year. Our freezers are full (well were full) as we went into fall. Farmers markets have been a great place to find fresh local foods. As a farmer we thank you. I have been the first one to say the consumer is half the equation. 2020 has been a year that the consumer has stepped up and has come through for the local farmer.
Farmers Markets has been one way to get our product to the customer. It may be cold out, but I always have to chuckle. My biggest worry is keeping our cheeses, butter, and beef, at the proper temperature. These cooler days I’m not so worried. Our family is always eager to help you pick out a cheese or butter, and talk about their flavors. We all have our favorites, and parings. If you have never been to a Farmers Market and give it a try. I think you may be surprised to see what is available.
This year we began selling these Cheese Boxes. They have been a hit and I hope all who received them are enjoying them as much a I enjoyed putting them together. The oyster shells were all collected from the Chesapeake bay. They have been scrubbed and hand painted by our family. A little addition I thought would be nice as a way to remember 2020, in down home way. The cheese boxes will return for the 2021 season, but we can always put a box together during the year. The only difference will be, there will not be an ornament.
What is in store for 2021 is yet to be seen. We have so many ideas and stokes in the fire, that sometimes I’m not sure what is next. We are just going with the flow. So stay tuned.
Thank you to all who have believed in us, and our Guernseys. Thank you to our customers, and consumers. The journey from farm to table is just not an education, but a path to understanding where our food comes from, and how many hands touch it in transit. A path that helps us all find a clean, and healthy food source.
Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy your friends and family, remember those unable to be with us, and stay safe and healthy this holiday season.