Thursday, June 18, 2009

Shout, let it all out.

Dear Reader,

Two things!

last week I resigned from managing Provo's Farmers Market.
I am sad about it but it's been a very long time coming. The good thing is that quitting gives me more time to focus on shopping there!

I am a bit of a waffler about decisions (just ask Susan KB). (HA! "Waffle"r. That's an inside joke about the market. hint.) But I am not going to second guess this decision! I am/will be working on other projects with inspirational people that I dig! More about that later.

Meanwhile until further notice please direct all market inquiries to Tom Parker at or call Sharlene Wilde- at 801-375-5820.

See you at the market!

O'lover just informed me that the green architectural firm he works for is ranked as the top most profitable architecture firm in Utah. That means green building is on the rise! Also, the Wetland Education Center they designed was just certified as the second LEED platinum building (the highest ranking for sustainable building) in Utah! Go Utah!



Urban Harvester said...

I think turning a new leaf is often like a loose leaf being carried in the wind, it turns and it turns and it turns until it lands in a new place and finds its new journey. New opportunities will come up, the waffling is just the wind blowing and it will pass.

I am so lucky to have found a firm to work for that is run and made up of talented ethically minded people. What is sustaining us, while many firms are having to cut staff is that we are committed to developing beneficial relationships - relationships between people, between them and their built environment, between them and the earth. In doing so we're able to work on great projects like the Wetland Education Center, and we should be seeing more great projects like it being finished in Utah!

GrittyPretty said...

i LOVE your metaphor! i am one lucky leaf! haha!

mooncowboy said...

You two are great. I'm sure much good will come from these decisions.

Amy Beatty said...

All I can say is three big cheers for you!! You have been so amazing. I can't even imagine all the hard work you have put into it, but it as so overly paid off for people like me. You have given us the raddest farmers market and we can't thank you enough. We really just love YOU!! I'm excited to see what you are up to next!

GrittyPretty said...

mooncowboy and amy,
Thanks for the kind words!!
It's been lovely to always see you both at the market and I hope to continue running into you there!

Geo said...

You and O'lover did great work with the Farmers Market, and I for one feel really sad that you're no longer going to be the drivers behind the tractor wheel. Thanks for all you did to make it fabulous.

Congrats to you both on new adventures ahead and on successes o' the day!

james said...


Janet said...

Any chance we can get a link to Oliver's company or the press release (or reference) for the ranking?

This is great!!

I can't wait to hear what you're up to next.