So Thankful

True thankfulness takes time and reflection. We are fortunate to have a two-year growing cycle — two years to reflect and to cultivate true thankfulness.

"The holidays are right around the corner!" We're hearing and seeing it everywhere now: retail stores are lining their shelves with holiday sales, neighbors are dusting off their outdoor Christmas lights, and Mom is checking and double-checking her Thanksgiving guest list. As the calendar rolls past November 1st, something happens in America — and the last two months of the year whirlwind by us in a big gust of festive preparations. The first holiday of this busy season is Thanksgiving, and yet – true thankfulness takes time, and reflection. Much like successful gardening and growing, thankfulness doesn’t come as an afterthought, and it’s not found in the hustle and bustle of hectic life schedules. As Elmer explained in his post about the end of a long journey, we are very fortunate to have a business that revolves around a two-year growing cycle… two years to apply the dedication and hard work required in producing strong, healthy plants; two years to reflect on what we do, and why; two years to cultivate genuine thankfulness. With the conclusion of our first week of fall shipping this year, we're all experiencing the culmination of these last two years! And Stark Bro's has so much to be thankful for:
  • A successful harvest!
  • Strong and healthy trees.
  • Fall orders, on their way!
  • Beautiful planting weather.
  • A safe season for our field workers…
  • The best customers and growers we could ever ask for… you!
Thanksgiving is on the horizon… but there’s still time for us to slow down! Consider what you're cultivating, both in your gardens, orchards, homes, and relationships. Take time to reflect on what you're doing and why you're doing it. When the pumpkin pie comes out of the oven, when you’re enjoying that homemade cranberry sauce, when those chestnuts are roasting on an open fire… we hope you’ll be experiencing the joy and blessings that come from true thankfulness. We're thankful for you. — Meg C.