Every October, I finish preparing a report to our Board of Directors on how well we are achieving our Ends, or the intended results of our work. Through various measurements, we evaluate our progress on the highest and most purposeful goals, as identified by our Board of Directors who are elected to speak for you, our shareholders. Last year, for instance, I noted that we had some work to do in achieving more of a “reasonably priced food and products” end.
Family. This was an ever-present theme as we walked around the grounds of Stonewood Farm. Paul and Frances Stone have owned the land since the 1970’s and their son Peter and daughter-in-law Siegrid own the turkey farm on the same land. Year round, many family members are helping to feed and package turkeys. Frances authored a cook book and designed the farm’s logo. Peter and Siegrid also employ many locals and their families throughout the year. It was amazing to see how this farm and business are preserving the land, providing our families with high quality food and growing a locally owned business.