Owner Dan of Taft’s farm, recites the events that took place about 20 years ago. At that time a call came in from Taft’s Farm to Abbott’s Limousine, making 2 dozen ear of corn, packed in dry ice in a Styrofoam container, the passenger here. This corn was to be picked that morning, placed in the Limousine and head out to meet the Concord which was flying out of Logan, to London’s Heathrow Airport.
I personally remember this trip, as I drove the limoisine for this V.I.P. to it’s destination and still marvel at the idea behind this special order. As it turns out, the fresh ears of corn, were to be consumed by Sarah Ferguson, the princess of the United Kingdom, and her friend. This businessman friend could have been at the root of the final break-up. The biggest chuckle Dan has when he tells this story comes at the end, when he asks, “can you guess the name of the corn at that time? ”Saying that I cant, he replied, “Kiss and Tell” The laughing then continues. The rest is history as they say.
I was very happy that I stopped by Park square this Saturday morning to buy Taft’s Heirloom tomatoes. Not only did I get some of the finest in the world, I got to hear this story, which was told with great enthusiasm.
Berkshire Harvest Market manager, Barry Hollister was also there bearing the cold with a smile and stories of his own, and his wide selection of Berkshire farm products. Abbott’s Limousine highly recommends Taft Farm Products they are fit for royalty!