I 'm sure you all heard by now but in every health food store in America is a company specializing in grains, beans, nuts, flours etc. called Bob's Red Mill. On Feb 15 Bob turned 81 years old. Bob was still very active in running his company. But on Feb 15 Bob gave his employees a gift for his birthday. He wanted to reward them for all the years they had worked there. He wanted his legacy to maintain the high levels of standards he worked so hard to keep. He knew if he sold the company or turned it over to his family it would somehow change things. On Feb 15, the employees of Bob's Red Mill became part of a stock ownership program. Now that's something else. Go Bob! Happy Birthday to Bob and Happy Day to all his employees. "Hard work provides rewards" said Roger Farnen, Quality Assurance Manager
"The partners could have sold this company many times for a lot more money, but to them this company is about so much more than the money,"said Operations VP Dennis Vaughn.
Isn't that a great story. This is what we are all about.
This story was in every newscast across the country because it kind of brings us back home. Back to where there were values for others and real concern for the well being of others. Appreciation which was never forgotten not for one minute. We need more stories like this to keep reminding us of simple things which mean so much.
By the way, I was reading something by Michael Pollan the other day and he said to be aware when you go into a supermarket. Processed foods are always located in the middle of the store. This is the "stuff that never goes bad." Physically it's not good for you, and it takes the most fossil fuel to produce it. He also goes on to say, that the outside perimeter of a grocery store is the healthiest areas. They rot or go bad the quickest. "Food should be alive, and there fore it should die," he says.
If you stop and think about this, the outside perimeters are generally, fruit produce, dairy, etc. So the next time you go grocery shopping in a supermarket be aware and use your own judgment to guide you into healthy eating habits. Start at the supermarket and take it home.
That's it for now, I'm off on a trip to India this week and will return in two weeks. See you then