Update and Q & A

Things have been going exceptionally well this year. I know that some
of you aren’t pleased with our change of hours. I’ve gone over the
reasons in the past about the storms that plagued us last year, that
we had to turn away people that wanted to shop during their lunch
hour, it’s not as hot in the mornings, and when we were opened until
5PM and 6PM, the amount of customers usually stopped coming around
4:30 PM. Unfortunately, we can’t please everyone.
We’ve been asked a few questions that I wish to address. First of
all, this has been a bad year for corn due to the high heat and lack
of rain. We did have a new grower that sold field corn for a brief
period of time. When his produce got low, he stopped selling for this
season. Adam York, Back Yard Kettle Corn, will be with us as long as
customers purchase his delicious popcorn. We still have a variety of
honey from Mark and Jane McKissack, Tekog Apiaries. As of last week,
we welcomed Ben and Bethany Fleming, Stillwater Farm, selling eggs and
a variety of meat; their animals are grass fed and with non-GMO feed.
Bethany bakes and sells a fantastic sourdough bread, too. Our young
entrepreneurs Sofia and Savanna Holliman, Sister’s Go Bananas, have
departed getting ready for school. As for our knife sharpener, Bill
Woodard was recently diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer that has
infiltrated his lungs and pelvic area. He’ll be starting on long
term chemotherapy treatments for the next six months. His doctor told
him that the cancer is treatable but not curable. Because he has no
idea how he’ll react to his treatments, we’re assuming he won’t
be available for the rest of the season. Bill could use all the
prayers he can get.
Starting last week, Papa Murphy’s has been attending giving out
free slices of pizza. Because of their grand opening this coming
Friday, the 12th, they won’t be with us this week. Next week,
they’ll be selling slices and whole pizzas; pepperoni slices and
cheese slices for $1.00 each, and whole pepperoni and cheese pizzas
for $5.00.
I suggest that you watch later in the week to see if we’ll be
opening. At the present time, the weather service has stated that
there’s a large front in the Gulf that has a 60% chance of storms,
each day, for the upcoming week. Here’s hoping that Mother Nature
has other ideas. We hope “all y’all” have a blessed week.