The following is a blog entry from Elizabeth Smythe, a Teach for America elementary educator in Warren County, completing a summer internship with Working Landscapes. Here she writes about moving to a new community and the importance of our Warren FoodWorks to her:
I moved from the suburbs of Long Island, New York last July to the rural community of Warren County. It is the first time in my life that I am not more than a three hour car ride from home. Once you enter this community and are welcomed with open arms most of that is forgotten. You can’t walk down the street without a friendly hello from a stranger. Each store you enter is full of conversation with the owners about how your day is going and where you can find exactly what you are looking for.
One of the best places where I have found this type of welcome is Warren FoodWorks. Having a cafe in town dedicated to selling local food is one of my favorite parts of living in Warren County. Not only do they sell great food and coffee to keep me going during the day, they are also dedicated to bringing the community closer together. Each week there is something new and fun going on to bring the people of Warren County into a shared space to simply have fun. I have met countless people at FoodWorks all who bring me closer to this community, making Warren County my home more and more everyday.