Flying Cloud Farm is a short drive from my house and offers fresh organic produce and flowers all season in a small roadside kiosk set up on the honor system. I love to visit here not just for the things for sale but because the owners Annie and Isaiah are two of the kindest people you could meet.
When my husband and I first moved to this area a few years ago from the high mountains, we took a drive to explore and stopped here at Flying Cloud. Unfortunately, our car died in the parking lot and we had forgotten our cell phone. We propped open the hood and I stayed with the car while Don headed off down the dirt road to the farmhouse with the farm dogs following, to ask if he could use the phone to call AAA.
While I was waiting, many people stopped to ask if they could be of assistance - not just patrons of the produce stand, but those driving by. Their kindness made a big impression on me.
Back at the farmhouse, Don had had called AAA using the house phone and was talking food and gardening with Annie, losing track of time. She discovered during the conversation that we had just moved here and had no jobs as of yet. Don was very touched when she invited us to dinner at the farmhouse. He assured her we had savings that would tide us over until we found work.
Meanwhile at the car, Isaiah stopped on his way out of the driveway to try and jump the dead car but to no avail. We had to wait for AAA.
In spite of all the hassle of our car breaking down, everything turned out just fine. We met so many warm and welcoming folks that afternoon, we knew we had moved to the right place!