My grandparents lived on a farm which was part of a large estate in New Jersey, and I spent many weekends and vacations with them. My grandfather managed Aberdeen Angus, pigs, and chickens. My grandmother had a huge vegetable garden and fruit trees. I can remember walking with her in the early morning as she […]
“Have a Blessed Day.” It’s a phrase we hear many times each Tuesday from our shoppers along with thank you; it’s a phrase we understand. It comes with smiles, we smile back because we really do understand what it means to the seniors living on fixed incomes with medical bills, to the families who can’t […]
After a glorious Easter weekend, we settle back in to the everyday routine. The Table will be jumping tomorrow. It’s the fifth Tuesday in the month and school is off. We have a lot of volunteers on vacation, and we have a lot of bagging to do: spring break bags for children and fresh greens […]
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats was a favorite story of my children when they were young. Now, the word snow turns me in to an indecisive, glued-to-the-Weather-Channel, stressed-out person. A big storm like we just had is an easy call. Nobody was moving. In the winter time when we are buying produce from grocers, orders get placed by Thursday.
One of the benefits of The Table has been the development of community: A community that works to help each other without being asked and where people feel comfortable asking for help. The Table has provided a place where people who would never have met in the normal course of their lifetimes can meet and […]