Wow! What a Summer!
It is hard to imagine that Labor Day is less than two weeks away! The Summer of 2015 has been a blur, and we hope that you have enjoyed every moment of it. The weather really cooperated, although I know that the farmers would appreciate a little more rain.
That said, the summer harvest has been spectacular. The coolers and shelves at The Smithy have been filled to overflowing with beautiful, fresh produce. We hope that you have had a chance to sample some of our newer offerings, like Plum Brook Chocolates or the jarred salads from Sloane Farm. It is wonderful to see the creativity and talent that our producers put into creating the most special experiences for you.
Likewise, Carol and Susan have been busy planning gatherings and new showings at the loft gallery @ The Smithy. The current show, Earth. Light. Air. features the works of Jill Davenport and Edith Skiba LaMonica, and will run through September 20. We have seen mandala workshops, tastings, and needle felting evenings. Labor Day weekend will feature Terry Burks, our favorite birdhouse maker, selling his wonderful creations in front of the store. 90% of the proceeds from the sale of his bird and bat houses will go to his wounded veterans projects.
We have had some good conversations with interested parties who want to see The Smithy go forward, and hope to share some good news with you over the course of the next several months. Stay tuned...
None of the work that we have done over these past nine years would have been possible without your encouragement and support, and we really appreciate it.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we hope to see you soon, at The Smithy.