We had a gift exchange at my place of employment today. Eleven of us participated, and I got the best present. For me, anyways.
My co-worker Joe is also a farmer. I’ve purchased peas in the pod from him (the only way I like peas is raw straight from the pod). I had forgotten he also grew popcorn.
Oh dear, this is a very boring post. I had meant to tell the whole story about the gift exchange. We all drew a number. When it was your number, you picked a present and opened it. Or you could steal a present somebody else had already opened. There was a $5 limit on gifts. There were several scratch-off lottery tickets. When it was my turn, I picked the biggest present. It was heavy!
“It’s probably a brick and a scratch-off,” I said. It was a shoe box stuffed with newspaper and… the popcorn! I said, “Please, nobody steal it, I really want this!” One fellow pretended he was about to, but he nicely took something else instead. I kept saying I was very excited to get popcorn, which of course I was. Joe told me the popcorn is organic and that it pops big and white. I’ll have to make another blog post with pictures when I pop some, probably this weekend.
Later I asked where people could get the popcorn, so I could tell my blog readers. He said they could call the number on the label, or it was available at, “This store in Frankfort, it’s called…” he searched his mind for the name.
“The Locavore?” I guessed. “I love the Locavore!”
So I get to plug The Locavore, too. As you may guess, they sell local products. The store is located at 159 E. Main St. in Frankfort. They are open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Yes, re-reading this I see it is kind of a boring post. I’m still excited about the popcorn, though.