This is the time of year at the farm we celebrate our many blessings. There are as many of them as the stars above, so I have chosen the following 4.
Last week we celebrated our staff and the contributions they each make to the Farm over the 2016 Season with a tasty holiday meal, a fun gift exchange and staff recognitions. Alf played the guitar, Ann and Jina led us as we sang Christmas carols. Each staff took to the floor and shared their memorable moments of the 2016 season. It was heartwarming to hear about the interactions and relationships they have built with one another and with our guests.
We are fortunate to have this wonderful group of staff that is dedicated to serving you. We recognize them through out the year, but at this time of year we thank and recognize those with milestone’s of 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service This year we celebrated 5, 5 year’s, 4, 10 years, 2, 15 years, an 18 and 19 year staff
Today we celebrate you, our guests, as we close the doors to the 2016 growing season, allowing a rest for our fields, staff and family. You make the Farm what it is and that is such a blessing to our family. Thank you for allowing us to grow food for you, to employ 200+ staff from our community, and to serve you in our Market, Restaurants, U-Pick Fields, Fresh Family Fun Field, and our Estate Winery.
On the 25th, we will pause to celebrate the Birth of Christ and to share time together with our family and grandchildren.
Our last celebration of the year will be December 31st, we will celebrate as “Farmers to Boot”, as we kick off the 2017 Season of Food, Family and Fun.