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NOTEBOOK – ONE GOOD READ: A farm family’s business caved in. Then the neighbors showed up.


New York Times: Ralph and Lisa Turner grow organic vegetables at Laughing Stock Farm in Freeport, Maine, supplying wholesale produce to Portland restaurants. When the governor ordered restaurants to shut down, they found themselves with eight greenhouses full of produce and 20,000 pounds of crops in cold storage — and no customers. One option they faced was destroying it all. Luckily they didn’t have to as neighbors came to the rescue. “It was so astonishing that you couldn’t process it. It really did feel like people were just coming in and throwing money at you.”

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