Common Grounds Uncommon People
Harriet Long has been a long-time UMC Board member and a founding member of Common Grounds. She is one of our favorite “sales” women so we asked her for some insights
Q: What is your personal favorite Farm stand goodie or product?
Truthfully, I do not have a personal favorite. We are beginning our 5th season, and I can honestly say that I have never purchased anything sweet or savory that I did not really enjoy.
Q: How did you get involved with the Farm stand?
I have been an avid believer in all things Urban Ministry Center since its doors opened in 1994.
Q: Do you have any tips on how to best shop?
Obviously, the earlier in the morning you get there, the better the odds of purchasing exactly what you have your heart (or stomach…) set on. But I have made some purchases just to help out, of a ‘mystery’ product and YUM!… it jumps to the head of my list for the next week.
Q: Why do you enjoy helping at the Farm Stand?
The real heroes of Common Grounds are: its amazing founders; the Mustard Seeds; the incredibly dedicated bakers/suppliers; and the youth volunteers. Just being around any part of the group makes me feel good. Plus, I love our customer base…without them, things wouldn’t be any fun at all!
Q: Any thing fun you want to share?
Yes…I have 2 “clients” in Texas who purchase Common Grounds products!!!