“It’s so nice to see all of my friends on your walls!”
More than one visitor to the Co-op’s offices at 170 Main Street has expressed delight over the portraits of local suppliers that were taken early this spring by board member and Just Roots outreach coordinator Andy Grant. Now that the photos are hanging at both our McCusker’s and Green Fields locations, the joy of those familiar faces can spread even further! We’re honored to be able to support so many of our local growers and producers, and to help our customers connect their food to the faces of those that have grown it.
As a long-time supporter of farming in the hilltowns and greater Pioneer Valley, it was an important step in our long-term revitalization and expansion plan to visually highlight the community partnerships that help us all to thrive. We were delighted that Andy generously lent his artistic talent, patience, and vision to this project, and, recognize how special it is that our local farm community allowed us to capture them, and their families, at that moment in time when New England growers are facing the very beginning of yet another uncertain season. It’s a privilege to be able to partner with suppliers whose tenacity in the face of the unique challenges of our region results in such food richness. We hope that you’ll be reminded of these valuable connections as we celebrate our local farms with this portrait series.