Posted by Reedy Fork Organic Farm on 7/3/2014 to News
"Take a good look at those spacious skies, amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties. They‚Äôre part of the diversity that makes our country beautiful. When people come together from diverse backgrounds and give their best to work toward common goals, it‚Äôs always something beautiful. It doesn‚Äôt matter whether the environment is an office on Wall Street or a small farm in Elon, North Carolina... although we can give you a few more details on that organic farm in Elon. Did you know that our office manager‚Äôs mom was born in England and immigrated to the US? Melissa‚Äôs mom (or mum) married a man who‚Äôs an original American ‚Äì he‚Äôs a Blackfoot Indian ‚Äì and years later gave birth to Melissa, who‚Äôs lived her whole life in North Carolina. While Melissa sounds likes she grew up in the south, her mom retains her British accent. George‚Äôs ancestors were Quaker, from Snow Creek, NC, and he‚Äôs the sixth generation of farmers to live here and work this farm. Ben and Taylor would be part of the seventh, and then there‚Äôs that new baby, who is the eighth! Born in Mexico, Jose and Fina now call Elon, North Carolina their home. Buck grew up just up the road from Reedy Fork and can‚Äôt imagine calling anyplace else home or working anyplace else. There‚Äôs no such thing as a typical American or a typical American story. Your journey may have taken many dips and turns, but we‚Äôre glad you found your way to Reedy Fork. Thank you for your business, and have a very happy Fourth of July -- from sea to shining sea!"