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Where or What should we do next!?

This weekends Seed Swap event was an incredible success, filled with inspiration, community spirit, and a shared passion for quality food. Farmer Lee Jones, with his captivating presence, set the tone for an event that left attendees buzzing with excitement for the upcoming spring season. As we reflect on the wonderful experience, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors - Hemly Tool Hardware Store, Robison Equipment Company, Inc., The Middlefield Banking Company, and Middlefield Seed - whose support made this event possible.

The overwhelming enthusiasm expressed by attendees, many of whom eagerly declared their anticipation for next year's event despite the unexpected snow, indicates that the Seed Swap has firmly established itself as an annual tradition. These gatherings play a vital role in breaking down barriers to employment and ensuring access to quality food for all members of our community. We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support we receive, even if it occasionally results in overflowing your social media feeds!

With the successful conclusion of the '24 seed swap, our attention now turns back to the day-to-day operations of our store and employment program. However, amidst the routine, we have some exciting announcements to share with you.

Firstly, we are thrilled to reveal that we have acquired Maggie's Doughnuts, previously featured at Fat Cop Donut & Coffee Shop in Madison. Beginning March 1, this establishment will be reborn as The Ox Shoppe Cafe. In line with our mission, The Cafe will operate as a non-profit entity, serving as both a fundraiser and an employment site.

When The Cafe reopens its doors, expect a delightful selection of Maggie's Doughnuts alongside an extensive array of hot and cold beverages featuring Caruso's Coffee. Additionally, we will expand our offerings to include a wider range of bakery options, essential staples, and merchandise, all of which will directly support our mission. We are also excited about the possibility of expanding our delivery services and standing order options for local businesses, further enhancing convenience and accessibility.

We cannot contain our excitement to welcome you to The Cafe, where every purchase contributes to our mission of empowering individuals through employment opportunities and access to quality food. Save the date for the grand reopening, a week from Friday, and join us in celebrating this new chapter at The Ox Shoppe Cafe!

In conclusion, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has supported us thus far, and we look forward to continuing our journey together, making a positive impact on our community one delicious bite at a time.

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