Thank You

Thank You

Thank You

It’s 11:00 PM on Thanksgiving night. As I reflect on the week leading up to this day and to this day itself, I am reminded of how blessed I am. The ‘busyness’ of the holiday began to increase on Saturday. The Saturday before Thanksgiving is the day we go to the turkey farm and pick up the turkeys to fill our orders for the week. Each turkey is weighed and assigned to a customer who has pre-ordered their turkey. Then it is back to our warehouse where we label boxes and pack the turkeys into individual boxes.

On Monday we have extra help in gathering products and stage orders to be loaded on trucks early Tuesday morning. Every year during the week of Thanksgiving, we schedule all the deliveries to be made on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday…we are then closed on Thursday and Friday. This year was no different. We had all our trucks scheduled to be out making deliveries. The Thursday before Thanksgiving, we had a truck break down and needed to have it towed to our garage. The garage had a full schedule and was not sure when they would be able to look at the truck. I explained that we really did need it the following week to be able to complete our deliveries before Thanksgiving. Andrew, our mechanic, committed to ensuring it was fixed in time…and it was! Thank you Andrew!

Tuesday and Wednesday were somewhat of a blur. Arriving at the warehouse around 4:30 each morning. All the turkeys needed to have crushed ice poured into each insulated box before being closed up and loaded on the trucks. Milk, baked goods, egg nog, sweet potatoes, and so much more were loaded on the trucks and sent down the road. Everyone was out delivering no one was in the office and no one in the warehouse.

All the deliveries were completed by Wednesday afternoon. I was the last truck back…because I’m old and slow. I was able to race home, shower, and get to church with my family just in time for our Thanksgiving Eve service. As we worshipped the Lord, sipped coffee, and took communion…I was again reminded of how blessed I am.

My wife has always supported and encouraged me in my crazy endeavor to bring back the milkman service. Thanks Babe! The team I get to work with each week is pretty amazing…Thanks guys for taking good care of our customers…I could never do it alone.

Our customers are the greatest! Some of you have been with us since we began back in 2010…thank you! If you are a customer, I’d like to specifically thank you for tipping your delivery people! I don’t see the cash tips, but if tips are given through our online store, I see them when doing payroll. It is an encouragement to me to see the generosity you show to our delivery team. So thank you for that!

To our farmers and food businesses that allow us to offer their products…thank you!

It’s now getting near midnight. Tomorrow will include a first for me. We will be making apple butter with my wife’s family. Apple Cider and apples will be cooked in a large copper kettle over an outdoor fire pit. Perhaps I’ll have some pictures to share next week.

Until than…I will leave you with a quote:

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy



Farm Shares & Fruit Boxes

Order by noon on Friday for delivery the following week.
Next week’s predicted contents list for delivery between
Monday, November 27 - Friday, December 1

Fruit Box

  • Autumn Crisp Apples
  • Harrow Sweet Pears
  • Kiwi Berries

Regular Farm Share (Half Bushel Box)*

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Parsnips
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Red Radishes
  • Spinach

Large Farm Share (Bushel Box) *

  • The Large Farm Share is not available for the Fall and Winter seasons. It will be back in the Spring.

*All Farm Shares are sourced from Goose Lane Farm in Sinking Spring, PA

NOTE: This is a predicted list…items may change or be substituted.


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