This past Saturday, May 27th, By the Bushel was again present at the long-running Gilmour Street Garage Sale. We have had a great time attending this event in the past, and this year was no different! We had our info booth set up to chat up bargain hunters, a table selling delicious coffee (Kyoto Coffee), tea, and herbal iced tea, as well as a seedling sale table selling a variety of heirloom tomatoes run by Paula of Sun Root Organics (and our Production Coordinator!). We were also very lucky to have two energetic and friendly volunteers help run our booth: Becky, a past employee and longtime supporter and consumer member, and Will, a current Board member and active consumer member.
It is always so important to us to reach out to the community and let them know what kind of options exist for local food access, as well as why it is important to utilize these channels to make meaningful changes in the local and broader food system. Overall, we made some fantastic connections within our community, sharing By the Bushel’s story and values, while hearing your own stories and your own desires within the local food community.
See you next year, Gilmour Street!