Emmy's Organics Blog

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Gift of Community

I am still in shock about this one: We met two new friends at the Farmer's Market a week and a half ago. Their names are Rhea and Thom. They got to know us through Ian's celebrity brother Conor. We got to talk to them for a while and of course, we were close friends in about five minutes! They purchased some of our stuff and went home. The next morning, I got a missed call at the office from Thom and then he called again. He had so much energy in his voice and he was talking about so many amazing ideas about how he wants to demo our products and how he and Rhea are going to get Emmy's into Wegmans (our local supermarket chain which now has 80 stores in the northeast). Of course, I am really excited too because we have tried on numerous occasions to get into Wegmans and have not been successful thus far. I had no idea what they were going to do, but I knew it was going to be amazing because of their enthusiasm and heart about the whole situation. They were also making a game out of it, making it fun and playful. So here's what they did: Rhea, who is a beautiful and powerful writer(check out her Blog: The Road is Life), wrote three letters. Each of these expresses a different "argument" or point of view on why Emmy's belongs in the Wegmans stores. They are the most amazing letters, I got teary-eyed when I read them. They all have a place where people can sign and then the idea is to send them in to the corporate office. Not only this, but they started taking the letters to their respective areas of work, to their families, friends, everyone and started the SUPPORT EMMY'S ORGANICS: WHERE FOOD AND LOVE MEET Campaign.
As I said, still in shock. Still just amazed by the power of community and what we are capable of. Still amazed that these two people are so inspired and enthusiastic about what we do, that they are playing this huge game FOR us. I guess following your dreams is contagious! Wow. Thank you so much, Rhea and Thom and thank all of you-because we wouldnt be here, having a campaign made to support us, without you! I ask that you check out the campaign above and check out all of the options on how you can help us get into Wegmans. A little bit goes a long way.
Love and Gratitude,
Samantha

2 comments:

Maria said...

When you're doing what you're supposed to be doing the Universe steps in with a helpful hand(s). You'll get into Wegman's... :)

Emmy's Organics said...

wow, thank you so much, maria..