What a beautiful Thanksgiving Day we have here in Crozet, Virginia at Wynott Farm. In America, it’s been easy for many of us to take a lot for granted. Historians offer different accounts of the origins of Thanksgiving. None of that matters for us today.
We have our own enemies, fears, and daily struggles. Like the Pilgrims, and the Native Americans, we can choose to give thanks, or not. We can choose to honor those we might not be comfortable being around, or not, including of course, our own family.
From us at Wynott Farm, having completed two years in business, we want to express our deep gratitude to the retailers who have partnered with us in offering our soaps in their stores. So, thank you to our friends at Whole Foods, Foods of All Nations, Rebecca’s Natural Foods, Integral Yoga, Michie Tavern, Parkway Pharmacy, Carter’s Fruit Stand in Afton, the Crozet Artisan Depot, Meadowbrook Pharmacy, the Virginia Shops, Cranberry’s Grocery of Staunton, the Cheese Shop in Stuart’s Draft, Grandma’s Pantry in Harrisonburg, Virginia Born & Bred and Cool Springs Organics in Lexington, and Good Foods Grocery in Richmond. We also want to thank our vendor friends and the management team at the Charlottesville City Market, where we first began to offer our soaps.
As thankful as we are to have wonderful people and friends at the venues mentioned above, without our customers, we would not be in business. So today, we also want to thank our customers. We don’t know many of you who buy from the retailers selling our soaps, but we thank you just the same, and we would love to hear from you. Meeting our customers, and hearing how much they value and love our soaps is so rewarding. Just yesterday, Bob took a call from a man in Connecticut who wanted some help ordering through our online store at wynottfarm.com. He said, “A week or two ago, we were at the City Market in Charlottesville, and bought a few of your small bars. We really like your soap, and would like to buy more.” So, to all of our customers, a heartfelt thank you!
To our friends who follow us through Facebook or Instagram, who have liked us or chosen to follow us, to read about our wonderful goats, and soaps, who have perhaps read our blog posts, and shared us with your friends, thank you too!
So, like the colonists, and the Native Americans, today is a day for putting aside differences, for stepping out of our comfort zones, to care more about others than ourselves, and to express our thanks and appreciation for them, and for
our Creator, the giver of all good things.