Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Polyface Patron Wednesday

Name: David

Buying club: Williamsburg

Age: 71

How did you first hear about Polyface? Through Elwood Thompson’s.

How long have you been a Polyface customer? Since Sept 2006.

Have you ever been to the farm? Yes, multiple times.

About the picture: Well, you can’t make it out in this picture, but the cart and I were ‘made’ in the same year.

What farm animal describes you the best and why? Well, my Chinese birth sign is the ox.

What is your favorite Polyface product and why? Chicken broilers. It’s impossible to produce anything other than a perfect meal (one can mess up Polyface beef if you’re not careful).

What is your favorite book and why do you like it? The Rubaiyat: it’s elegantly done.

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be? Ignoring places where I’ve already lived for a time, perhaps Spain.

Share how you met your spouse. On an evening when I had nothing planned, and was feeling lonely in my new home, I went looking for a friend from work and found him (as expected) in the bar of the Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. After some conversation, he inquired of the bartender, “Where would you go to meet a girl here?”

He said, “Will you promise not to laugh?”. We promised, and suggested “Der Bal des einsamen Herzen” (the ‘lonely hearts club’). We laughed, and he said no, it’s the best place. Be there by nine and you will meet someone by ten. We went, and there I met my wife, who was also there for the first time, with some friends, looking for a place to relax after studying for some hours for the next days’ final exams. We married 4 months later.

What are you most passionate about? At the moment, edible food.

What is your occupation? I’m a retired engineer. For much of the last 30 years of my career, I worked on aircraft control software for NASA. What did you like or dislike about your job? The work was very interesting and challenging, but there was resistance to new ideas.

How many children do you have? 3

What type of pet(s) do you have? 1 dog

Every Wednesday, we would like to highlight one of our patrons. You are the folks who make Polyface succeed. You are the ones who vote with your food dollar for land healing, healthiness and educated food-buyers. To our every day heros - we thank you! Join in the fun! If you would like to participate, please leave a comment with your email address.
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