A letter from Jeremiah and Cara Tyrrell
To OUr VALUED CUSTOMERS
We started our little farm in the Winter of 2010 as a service exclusively for our community. In fact, for five years all we offered was a community based agriculture, CSA weekly box of veggies. Over the last nine years our service model has grown into a three tier distribution system: CSA, retail, and wholesale, because of your feedback that you wanted clean, fresh food available from a local source.
We’ve been blessed with a number of employees we lovingly call “farm family”. They’ve come and gone, yet each has played a vital role in helping us reach many farm-related goals.
Sadly, we’ve come to realize during this most-challenging season of all, that for a number of reasons, including lack of consistent help, it’s time to take a break from working the land.
October 21st will be our last day for the 2018 season. It will also be our last day running Little Village Farm for the foreseeable future.
Because we value each and everyone of our loyal customers, we want you know to just a few of the factors that led us to make a hard decision.
The farm isn’t solvent. Some years it pays for itself, but most of the time it’s in the red.
The lack of a functioning Depot Street bridge has severely impacted foot traffic, and therefore sales.
We both work full time, off-farm jobs to support our home and family.
We have put the farm before family for many years and now choose to focus on quality time with our children while they’re still living in our home. We can no longer work seven-days a week.
Although no one knows what the future holds, we hope we’re simply hitting the pause button on LVF. We’re told the bridge will be fixed in 2020. Just as we know it’s time for break, we’re positive we’ll also know when it’s time to bring LVF back to life.
Thank you for the years of support and understanding our current needs.
Cara and Jeremiah Tyrrell