Friday was another trial run for the second set of deliveries from Latham Street Commons. This time, there was much more to be harvested, and we spent the afternoon walking up and down the neighborhood getting a sense for what was going on in the community that day. Unlike the previous week, we sought out the people who were gathered on their porches rather than leaving a small surprise on their doorstep. We rang doorbells, went from house to house, and were met with surprised and smiling faces.
Door to door encounters often involve defensive and bothered responses in certain sales opportunities. Some people immediately opened the door and said "I don't have any money, sorry.", to which we were able to respond: "We aren't asking for money, we just want to share a small piece of our garden with you." The body language, the facial expressions, and entire demeanor changed once they realized that this was much different than some elaborate marketing scheme. It was encouraging to meet other like-minded people within such close proximity of each other. Whether it was someone who values the quality of their food, or someone who values casual conversation outside their doorstep, we had an amazing experience.
Excited for the next harvest! Come to Latham's event this Friday. Mash-Up #2!
Someone sent us a text message of the greens they used to make a salad, how sweet!