As many of you know, I am working hard to prepare my family Honey farm (in Napa) for sale.
Since I have my hands full with my disabled children and my advocacy and since my stepfather is 75 years old and has been working too hard for too many years (and has a bad back)… we are looking for either investing partners or for buyers to take over the business. However in doing this we also want to ensure that these new partners continue the sustainable farming practices, micro-climate honey cultivation, and educational programs that my family put into place over the past 25 years. We also want to help ensure the longevity and quality of Marshall’s Farm Honey, which is used by some of the top chefs and restaurants across the country.
A couple of days ago I got the idea to contact some of our more well known fans and customers and ask them to share a brief testimonial with us about their experience with Marshall’s Farm and our honey in order to help us find a buyer or partners to make this transition in the best possible way (honoring the bees, our employees and our customers!) I was sitting in the plaza in Mill Valley and the first person I thought to ask was Peter Coyote.
Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised (ecstatic actually) to get an email from Peter with a little video he did just for us! (below)
Since selling farm will both help Spencer retire and will directly support my advocacy (will help me repay those who have supported me through the attacks on my advocacy and the resultant legal battles I have faced over the past two years) I felt it was poetic and appropriate to also share this video here. I am so thankful to Peter and to the thousands of other supporters and friends of Marshall’s Farm Honey for making the business what it is today, a San Francisco Bay Area institution!
Helene Marshall’s Daughter