What a great day! Avon Old Farm, a very prestigious private boys school, sent eighteen young men to visit Bigelow Tea. The boys from the Entrepreneurial club from the school took one of their vacation days to see our facility (are you kidding me!).
My father graduated from Avon many years ago and has a wonderful relationship with the school to this day. Last year the school awarded him the Avon Old Farm Alumni award for his contributions to society. At that time, my father invited the club to come down to Fairfield, CT for a visit. Today was the day…and what a day it was.
These young adults were very impressive on so many levels. Their engagement, thoughtful questions and overall curiosity in how to run a successful and ethical business was enlightening. Each student was eager to learn and genuinely interested in how my father and our family run this organization. We showed them the production floor, the teabag machines hard at work, and the blending operation. We educated them on tea, had them drink different tea products and shared our sustainability efforts.
I cannot tell you how fantastic those high school boys were on their four hour tour and presentation. Their bright eyes and inquisitive minds really reassured me; if this is the generation which we will depend on in the future, we are in good hands. No, let me rephrase that, we are in GREAT hands.
Thank you Avon for a field trip we will all remember!
Additional note: Daniel Seiden, Director of Annual Giving at Avon Old Farms School, shared a link with us from the entirely student run and very popular blog, Avon Record. Mr. Seiden says, “The boys are still raving about the field trip to Bigelow Tea and the Entrepreneur Club has quickly become one of the coolest groups on campus thanks to all the “Bigelow Buzz.”
Thanks once again. It was a very positive day all around and Avon is quite the school! Cindi Bigelow