Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping.
The following is an update from Helen Norman at Star Bright Farm, on how the business is adapting and coping. In the traditional sense, the farm is not open as a bricks and mortar business BUT it is very much open online! Helen and team also welcome and encourage visitors to take a walk around the farm and enjoy the fresh air. Star Bright Farm is located at 2950 Garrett Road in White Hall, MD 21161.
How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
We are offering more online sales with “on-farm pick up” and shipping.
Are you doing something for the community or your employees that you want to share with our readers?
We are allowing people to come take walks on the farm. We have 130 acres that people can take advantage of to enjoy the country air, while also practicing social distancing.
What is the status of your employees?
We do not have any full-time employees. We do have one seasonal field worker and she is continuing to work. We communicate via text and phone calls.
How can readers help you get through the crisis?
Make the extra effort to support small, local businesses instead of Amazon.
How are you coping, personally?
Grateful to live on a farm. We are fine.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
We hope that people will see the silver lining and understand the importance of good self-care. Eating properly, exercise and fresh air, and using skincare products that are natural and holistic are important right now. Realize how important the power of herbs can be! Hopefully the good in all of this can be a change of some poor habits.
If you represent a local small business or non-profit and would like to share your update with our readers, contact Nicole Allen at [email protected]. During the crisis, we will offer these sponsored posts for free as a service to the community.