Name: Tony & Abby Brusco
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL and Middletown, MD (respectively)
Role: Owners & Farmers
Started Hometown Harvest: June 1, 2009 (Founders)
Favorite Hometown Harvest product: Of course we like it all! We do get particularly excited for asparagus in the spring, blueberries in June, peaches in July, and the yellow watermelons in August.
Best story while at work: A story that stands out happened over lunch last year. Sitting down with Matt and Mary Harsh, one of our farming families, we started talking about Abby and I looking for a farm, so that we could grow some crops ourselves.
He told us that he could grow more if we needed more, but that Hometown Harvest played a very important role. Basically he said, "Let the farmers grow, and you stay focused on marketing and delivering the produce."
The reason that this conversation stood out is that while I understood we served a need to our customers, it was the first time that I realized we also served a need for our local farmers.