In our last newsletter we featured some of the people we work with regularly to keep our farm running smoothly. As we made the list of all these people, we quickly ran out of room! This week we want to share more of these people with you and give you a little insight into who they are and why they are important to our farm. While I won’t be able to mention every individual, I do want to say we are very thankful to have such a wide network of people to help us take care of things.
|Larry and Jack saying 'Hello' before working!|
|Pandora & Clint our Farm Insurance Agents|
|Adam and Jody our |
Health Insurance Agents
|Aaron and Greg our CPA's|
have a question. Sandy & Kathy are the bank gals who make sure our bank accounts are in order and payroll goes through without a hitch. We also appreciate working with Terry, our banker from State Bank. In this day and age, it’s unique to be able to work with a community bank where the business stays local and the bankers still will do business at our kitchen table. And then there’s the dynamic duo of Greg & Aaron, our CPA's. They deal with all things tax-related and keep us up-to-date on changes to tax laws that impact our business. We really enjoy working with all of these individuals and are grateful to have them as a resource.
|Robert (above), Peter & Troy|
We can’t forget Charlie, our neighbor, friend, landlord and plumber. He’s done many a quick repair for us when we have a broken pipe or a leaky valve and he always has a story to go along with the job. Greg is the guy we call when we have computer repair needs that go beyond what we can diagnose and fix ourselves. We rely on the use of computers a lot on a daily basis, so when the systems aren't working properly it can really affect our work. DJ & Mike are our trusty UPS delivery guys who have learned quickly that the most appropriate place to put a box of seeds is NOT in the puddle of water. Peter, Troy and Robert are some of our longtime truck drivers that work for some of the delivery companies that deliver orders for us to other parts of the region. They are conscientious, reliable and very skillful drivers. I appreciate their excellent communication and the care they take in transporting our vegetables. Since my vegetables are like my children, I appreciate knowing that they are in good hands as they leave our dock and travel out into the big world.
|Mary Beth Carl & Mary Pat|
We should also mention Grace, the gal who comes every week to keep our offices neat and tidy. Grace doesn’t have an easy job. There is a lot of traffic in and out of our office space and you have to remember….we work with a lot of dirt. Grace tackles the job each week and attends to all the small details which leaves us with a clean space. She’s a very talented individual and has helped us with other missions over the years. She has even repaired my work boots!
|Dane, Andrea & Sonny Greg (aka Eggit)|
Once again, I’m out of room. There are many other individuals who help us out in a variety of ways. While we may not have mentioned them by name, we do appreciate their skills, expertise and contributions to our farm. We've never done anything like this before, but I’m glad we did. It was really meaningful for us to take pause and reflect on the many relationships we’ve built over the years. We really do have quite a network of friends in the business who are important to our farm. If you haven’t been following us on Facebook, I’d encourage you to take a look. For the past two weeks we've featured some of these folks in our posts so you can see yourself who they are! www.facebook.com/HarmonyValleyFarm.