Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to work in a business that serves the public and how very much we enjoy our work here at Wiard’s Orchards. Just last night I was visiting with a colleague and asked “how do you answer the question from your friends and family ‘why do you do this year after year'”? Without missing a beat she responded, “I tell them it’s because I just love the people I work with. I have never worked anyplace before where everyone is treated as an individual and valued for who they are.”
November is here and yes we are all tired, very tired and ready to be spend time with our family and friends, one might say we are ready to get our lives back. And yet…this too is our life…our work…our work family…and we will miss them while we are apart.
We will miss our customers and the fullness that they add to our days, the constant chatter of families having a good time, the quick chat at the hot cider station as we pass by and yes, even telling one more customer which apple is best for baking or how many cups in a gallon of cider.
We do value each of you for exactly who you are. Thank you for honoring us with your presence for fall of 2018. We look forward to seeing you all again in fall of 2019 as we celebrate 182 years in business. Your loyalty is amazing and we strive to be worthy in our service to each of you; employee, friend, family or customer. We love you!
God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Josie Loren