A thought from Magdalene and Thistle Farms founder, Becca Stevens:
I can't believe that I'm traveling today and tomorrow. I want to be at Thistle Farms, listen with folks at Thistle Farms, and wait for our phones to ring with new orders. I want to run around with everybody and try to figure out how to send all the packages out and hear the funny comments. I also want to be there to make sure everyone is okay--- this is our first big national exposure and I don't want anyone to feel anxious or upset and not be able to talk about it.
But, that is not the way it's working out. I'm on a plane heading to Hartford, Connecticut to Trinity College and I will just have to hear how it all unfolds. It's a humbling thing to realize you are going to miss a community more than they will miss you. The community of Thistle Farms will handle this with grace and step up to the plate and hit it out of the park! And I'll come home Wednesday and get to hear all the stories of how it played out, and offer a prayer of thanks to Jackie, Stephen, Tim, Marlei, Penny, Shelia, Cary, Nina, Amy, Holli, Carolyn, Dan, Sandy, Rita, Katrina, Jim, Lindsay, Marcus, Caney and Moses, who made it work. I know having this story will help ensure all 45 employees of Magdalene and Thistle Farms can keep doing what they love---helping to heal us all. I am a little lonely, a bit nervous, and full of gratitude.
Love and peace,