Like most of you, I have been following the news and watching the world as it comes to a halt. I have read personal and local business social media posts and engaged in local conversations, and like many have felt a bit overwhelmed with what is happening.
We are taking it one day at a time and taking every measure possible to keep everyone safe in our businesses by following our usual protocol, adding extra steps to ensure customer safety. We are all in this together, and more than ever, we need to help look after each other. We need to call on our neighbours, especially the elderly and those with challenged immune systems, to make sure all is well. Isolation and panic can take its toll. We need to make sure people feel safe and supported. Working as a community, even at a distance, we can make a difference.
With schools closed and news reports and continued cancellation alerts on social media, we need to talk to the kids in our lives. Make sure they have a safe and comforting space to express their thoughts, worries and concerns. Provide them with the reassurance that will help them process the sudden changes in their routines.
We encourage you to take this time to go for a walk and spend some time outdoors.
Remember to wash your hands, of course!
I am Wendy Banks a 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario. I have been selling farm produce since the wee age of five when my parents first set me up with a corn stand at the end of the driveway. I have always been focused on providing quality products and providing customer service with a smile.