What is your role at the Farm Store?
I work as a cashier.
How long have you worked here?
I’ve been there four years now.
What is your top product recommendation and why?
The Hawthorne Valley Farm raw milk. It’s such a precious commodity that is right here in our own backyard.
When you are not at the farm store what are you doing?
If it’s winter, all I seem to do is bring wood in and rearrange it so I can heat the house. I spend a lot of time caring for my dog who is a Dutch Shepherd, and I love dearly. Once the weather gets warmer, I love hiking, gardening, and kayaking at Stockbridge Bowl.
If you were a fruit or a vegetable, what would you be and why?
A dragon fruit. We have them at the store once in a while. It’s the fruit from a cactus, and it’s beautiful. It’s weird looking, and bright pink. The flower only blooms once at night, and then it dies and the fruit develops.
What do you think is the most important issue of our time and do you have a solution?
Cell phones and children on cell phones and teenagers on cell phones. Nobody sees each other. Or they only half-see because their phone buzzes with a picture of a dog. People lose contact. Their attention is never fully there; always a piece of it is waiting for the phone to do something. On top of that, the phones are making it easy to bully. People will type things to each other that they would never say in person. I see people walking down Warren Street taking photos of the beautiful architecture and then staring at their phone to look at it and send the photos to people. Just put the phone away and enjoy the beautiful architecture! We need to be more present. With the coronavirus, thank God for cell phones so we can stay connected, but hopefully this is going to make us all pay more attention to each other when we’re in person.