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The Cumming Harvest:  Weblog Entry

I hope everyone is staying safe this week and in the near future. To reiterate what was said last weekend:

We will open the market this week and our pickup on Saturday will largely be the same as previous weeks. In response to concerns over Covid-19 we will disinfect and sanitize all shared surfaces before and after business is conducted in the market. The iPad and card reader as well as the cash box will be wiped down after each customer. We ask that if you are feeling under the weather that you please refrain from placing an order this week or send someone else to pickup for you. Please follow all sanitary precautions put out by the CDC as we are following those guidelines as well and we want to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

Last weekend was a record week for the market and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support in these trying times.

Thank you, Happy Shopping!

Emily Eilers
Head Farmer FM Aquaponics

Champaign, OH:  There Are Days

There were days
And there were days
And there were days I know
When all we ever wanted
Was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
We told them where to go
Walked halfway around the world
On promise of the glow
Stood upon a mountain top
Walked barefoot in the snow
Gave the best we had to give
How much we’ll never know we’ll never know
(Lyrics from The Days Between-Grateful Dead)

And, there are days when our hearts are full, and we stand in awe, and we have nothing but love…

This is what I wanted you, the customers, to know today…

You have sent this market into more than just a record week. You have shattered all that we have ever seen with your orders.

From myself, from your co-manager, and from your vendors…we thank you, kindly, for the love.

Remember…pick up is tomorrow, and it can begin at 4pm.

If you would like to pre-pay, you can do so by calling me, today, at 937-926-4833.

If you would like us to bring it out to your car, but you do not want to pre-pay, please have either the correct amount in cash, or a check made out to, Oakview Farm Meats. Once you get to the farm, you can call me, and one of us will bring your order out to you.

If you want to come into the shop to get your order, please allow only 2 customers, at a time, keep the distance, and for your peace of mind, we have gloves, masks, and sanitizer for you, as you enter. Also, we take every measure, after each customer, to disinfect.

We thank you, a million times, and we will reopen the market, tomorrow evening!

Cosmic Pam

Dunwoody:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Wednesday March 25, 2020 12:07 AM. It should be open for business soon!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Appreciation of our Veterans

I realize I already shared this story to our Facebook page, but it’s too uplifting to not add it here as well, when I know many of you don’t do Facebook. I have no idea who this man is, but God Bless him!

“I was standing in line at Sam’s Club this morning, waiting for the doors to open (8:30am, doors open at 9am). I was #3 in a line of 50+ people.

I look and see an elderly gentleman (definitely in his late 80s+) parking in a handicap space. He exits his vehicle kind of hunched forward and with a four post walking cane, wearing a WWII VETERAN BALL CAP.

He slowly made his way to the door to check the sign stating the store hours, then started on his way to the end of the line. I stopped him and offered him my place in line, he politely refused, and resumed his walk toward the end of the line.

The store employee (maybe a manager), seeing and hearing our exchange of words, gently grasped this gentleman’s arm and said these words that I will never forget…

“Sir, we need soldiers to blaze a safe path for the rest of us to follow.”

He then walked this American Hero into the store 30 minutes prior to the scheduled opening to beat the hoarders to the essentials…

I salute both the Hero and the Sam’s employee. My faith in mankind has been restored, even if just for today. Stay kind, Thankful, and Carry On."

Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Tuesday March 24, 2020 10:26 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Miami County Locally Grown:  And the Winner is...

Congratulations to the next winner of our Refer-A-Friend market gift certificate Giveaway…

Ryan Dunlavey!

Your $10 gift certificate never expires, and can be used on any purchase!!

Thank you for helping spread the word about our little local Market!!

Keep those referrals coming – whenever someone drops your name as the person who referred them to our Market, your name is entered in our monthly drawing!

And as a small Easter treat Thank You during these troubling times, we’re adding FOUR WEEKS of additional drawings, with a $10 gift certificate given away each of the next four weeks!!

Good luck, and keep sharing the Good News about our year-round, 100% local Market!! :-)

Miami County Locally Grown:  We did it!!

I am so happy and humbled.

Tonight could’ve been the biggest train wreck of a Market… In four years we’ve never had this number of customers, or products coming in, in a single week. Like everyone else during these crazy times, we’ve had to adjust and attempt to find a new normal (while feeling very Blessed that both the First United Methodist Church and the Miami County Health Dept allowed us to continue to operate).

And yet because of my wonderful vendors, who did everything I had to ask of them, and you fabulous customers, who stuck with us thru the new protocol and learning curve, I’m already at home, not much later than normal, getting the baby to bed and ready to reopen the Market for another week.

I am so Grateful to everyone for their patience, understanding, smiles, kindness, and prayers. This truly is the greatest community. I love being part of it every week. Thanks to Phil Buehler and May Alanzi, my volunteers tonight, who were absolutely stellar. And my biggest thanks goes to my husband and kids, who helped me prepare all week for tonight, and had everything so organized and set up so efficiently this morning even I couldn’t mess it up. Lucy, Joseph, and Mary made it their mission to try to include a handwritten note, drawing, or pleasantry in as many orders as they could (they managed more than half!), and they were just tickled pink when I got home by how many folks had already sent their thanks. It feels good to care about each other. Who doesn’t want to be needed and appreciated? And we certainly all do need each other.

I don’t remember another time in my life when so many folks, outside of my own family, sincerely inquired after my health, or assured me of their prayers. How amazing, and encouraging!

Thank you for making tonight a wonderful experience. Good thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Champaign, OH:  Last Call

Good evening, my very lovely market community!!

This is your last reminder of the day to get your orders in by 10pm, this evening!

We are experiencing an off the hook market with record sales, record amount of new people, and a huge dose of love.

Thank you…I’m saying it, even before I close things out, later. Thank you for caring, thank you for rallying, thank you for stepping out of the box, and thank you for making our little market even stronger, even more vibrant, and even more dedicated to bringing you the best of the best.

I will close out at 10pm, send out vendor reports, and then will see you all on Thursday, at Oakview Farm Meats, 1645 St. Rt. 54, 4:00pm-6pm.

Also, don’t forget, tomorrow, to call me with your pre-pay information if you would like to just pay ahead, and allow us to just run your order to the car, when you arrive!

Cosmic Pam

Broome County Regional Farmers Market:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Tuesday March 24, 2020 06:17 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Dawson Local Harvest:  The Dawson Market Closes at 9 pm!

Last Chance This Week to get your Orders in for Dawson Market.

The Market Clsoes at 9! ORDER NOW!