I tried to figure out a way to write this note without Joel or Jen seeing it because I was hoping to tell you something without them knowing it. Unfortunately, the algarythm doesn’t work that way and they’d know no matter what (what I’m about to say).
Here’s what it is. On the solstice, (December 21) Jen and Joel are going to get married on the farm, in the presence of their family . The solstice has special meaning to them, because that’s the day that they had their first date. Anyway, this is big news in the farm community. So many of you have shared with me how amazing they are at the market, both in handling crowds of customers and making a drop dead glorious looking display of the food. And lets not forget what great farmers they are, too! I make no secret about it, and that is that I’m the luckiest guy to have found them.
I will be so bold as to say that they are lucky lucky lucky to have found each other, too. Very lucky. But on the other hand, probably luck has nothing to do with it. If any of you would like to send cards, I will collect them and give them to them all at once. It is unlikely that this will work, but will try to persuade them not to read this letter, so that any notes that I collect will be a surprise for them. Just send it to them c/o Star Light/54 Fowler Ave./Durham, CT 06422. As an afterthought, just now, I talked to them and asked if they would just not read this weeks letter and they said yes. We’ll see how far that goes! So just send your cards of well wishes directly to me at Star Light and I’ll find the right time to give it to them. You can email them-just use my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In farm news, both new houses are up. Not the best thing, but the closest thing to my heart is that with two new houses, I get to name them after the two grandchildren who didn’t have a house named after them before. That would be Frida and Lulu. They are beautiful structures and already have lots of amazing things growing in them.
Our last Cityseed Market this year will be December 12th. The market goes till the following Saturday, but we thought with the wedding coming up that the 19th was just too close. Things will be starting up again in January, so take heart.
As this year draws to a close, I have to say that its been a knock it out of the park year for Star Light. But I’d trade all of it to get back the 260,000 and counting people who died because of the Covid-19. I also, hold the President personally responsible for his ineptitude in handling the situation. Handled differently, with better support, empathy and directives for safer ways for people to be in public, many thousands would not have had to die.
Thought I wasn’t going to say anything political this week, but just couldn’t help it.
Have a safe week.