Was that really Phil's shadow?
It is another snowy Sunday here in New Preston, and the freshness of last night's storm is still evident in the fluffy white piles that continue to build up outside the store. The streets and walkways are beginning to look like topless tunnels, as people and cars approach each corner and intersection with a lot of caution. Can Spring be only 4 weeks away? It is hard to imagine, but I also think that it will be welcomed by many this year.
We had our first Artist's Reception yesterday, and are so proud of the space upstairs. Called the loft gallery @ The Smithy, the area will showcase local artists for 6-week showings of their work. Our inaugural showing features the works of Judith Secco and Ariane Luckey, and we are both pleased and proud to have their art on display, for sale or viewing, at your choice. The show will be up until March 12, and will be available for viewing during our normal store hours. We hope that you will stop by to see it!
We are established in our Winter schedule now, during which the store will be open from 11:00 AM- 5:30 PM, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and 10:00AM- 5:30 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. We are closed on Monday and Tuesday. We are still working through the logistics of New England winter weather, and how best to notify you if the store will be closed for the day. In inclement weather, please call before you come, and make sure that you speak with someone at the store. This will ensure that you don't venture out on a stormy day, and not find a smiling face greeting you at the door of The Smithy. Thank you all for your patience as we continue to improve and refine our process. We appreciate it very much.
We continue to transition the inventory at the store to reflect your cold weather favorites. We can't seem to get enough of Farm Country Soup's wonderful and creative soups, and Linda Mazza's Chicken Pot Pies are also in strong demand. Sugar Water Farm is providing us with fresh hydroponic produce that is harvested daily from their Warren greenhouse, in case you want a tasty salad to accompany your meal.
We recognize that none of this would be possible without the support and encouragement of our community, however, and Carol, Susan, and I thank you for shopping with us. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can continue to improve your experience.
Have a wonderful day, be safe, and we hope to see you soon!