“If you don’t know where you’re from, you’ll have a hard time saying where you’re going.”
~ Wendell Berry
There we were driving up the east coast again, back to Vermont, our newly adopted home. We were hungry for something, anything. We believed we couldn’t stay where we were – we had to GO. We felt we would find ‘that thing’ there among the green mountains dotted with artists, farmers, writers, crafters and homesteaders. And we did find it. But as with anything in life, it wasn’t what we expected in the end.
There we gained a deeper appreciation for the heart, patience and vulnerability that goes into the good food we eat as well as a greater respect for what the word “community” really means. We lived in the land of farms called the Northeast Kingdom away from all that we knew. He was the chef of a responsible restaurant, volunteered on an organic farm and worked towards making good food affordable. I helped a young magazine grow their inspiring business and a homegrown farm-to-table dinner series come to life. We had experiences to last a lifetime. Those experiences shaped who we are today.
But with that grew a hunger to return to the place we left. With our shift in perspective we realized we had blinders on and in all of our running we overlooked what was right in our hometown. So with that, back to Winston-Salem, North Carolina we came with the hopes of being a more connected part of this vibrant community with open minds and eyes.
One day we hope to have our own space in this community as entrepreneurs. Until then, we celebrate all of those making great strides in and around Winston-Salem today.
With loads of hometown pride,
Andrea & Harrison