Throughout my marketing career, I've had enough experience with crowd mentality to know, unless there's a prize at stake, most people don't like to go first.
The exact varieties of corn the Barker’s plant are a secret. But on April 15 every year they start to plant four or so different versions of butter and sugar corn (yellow and white kernels on the same ear). The different types allow for earlier and later harvests to span a long season.
"My country,' tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing; land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims' pride, from every mountainside let freedom ring!" Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
Boston isn’t known as a mecca for buyers in the art world; on the contrary, I hear more and more how buyers go straight to New York for art and forgo the fine galleries right here in their own city. This leaves most of the galleries in Boston high and dry as far as making a living is concerned. This is a gosh-darned shame considering the quality and dedication of the city’s artists.
“When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.” Harold Kushner