Have you ever questioned how those fresh fruits and vegetables arrived in the produce section of your local grocery store? Our very existence relies on the hard working, committed people who work all hours of the day. In my opinion, farmers are the best example of an unrecognized hero.
My name is Abby Brinkman and I am sophomore outside hitter from Brecksville, Ohio. I spent my summer working at a local farmers market called Szalays near my home in Ohio. Working at Szalay’s Farm really opened my eyes to the amount of work involved in maintaining a successful farmers market.
Szalay’s farm is a family owned organization but their success is completely dependent upon their team. Although my role was minimal compared to the owners, it was extremely important for me to pay attention to detail.
My jobs consisted of: calling in orders, sorting and stocking fruits/ vegetables, running the cash register and assisting with all other preparation involved. I always had to make sure fruits and vegetables were fresh so they didn’t spoil other produce and that I had all prices memorized even when they were constantly fluctuating.
I was one of many employees, but my role was important. Mistakes add up and it was important for every member of our “team” to do their part so that the business was successful!
Now when I shop in the produce department, I take nothing for granted. I have a much better understanding of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes!
Two generations of the Szalay Family!