We are really excited for her!
We are so proud of her!
We think she’s just amazing!
….. and she’s not even ours!!
WELL – she is…kind of…
You know them, and you love them too! Each summer, we are blessed with a pretty incredible team of Freshness Fanatics who are the face of Miller’s Bay Farm to the world.
This is a ‘first job’ for many. We consider it an honour to start these enthusiastic young people off on their journey into the world of work. And to be completely honest…we usually learn as much from them as they do from us along the way!
Do you ever wonder where they soar off to once they leave us?
It is pretty neat to keep track of ‘our kids’ and their adventures…and after 20 years of summers…as you might imagine, there are quite a few ‘adventures’ to hear about!!
This post is about one such adventure…
The year was 2013.
A lovely young woman by the name of Erin MacDonald dropped by ‘just to see if we were needing any help at the stand.’
(We didn’t do a very good job of getting photos way back then…so I stole this one from her Linkedin profile…hope you don’t mind, Erin!)
The rest – they say – is history. Erin worked with us for a couple of years, and then she was off to the University of Guelph (an excellent choice of school, if I DO say so myself!) for a Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management degree.
Of course…she ‘nailed it.’
(And I don’t mean in the way that the Netflix series means it. I mean she really DID Nail It!!)
After graduation….some pretty cool work experiences…and then Baking and Pastry Arts, to really round out her skill set…
We arrive at 2020….and the source of our excitement, pride and awe…as we touched on in the opening lines of this blog.
As of just last week, Erin has realized her dream.
The newest cafe in town. Harvest Social !!
It’s located in the Davidson Courtyard Shops, on Russell Street West, and it’s WONDERFUL!!
Don’t take our word for it though…. go check it out for yourself, say ‘hi’ to Erin and share a memory from her “Miller’s Bay Farm” days when you’re there!!