While 2020 certainly had its downfalls, Thanksgiving is approaching and it’s reminding us what we’re grateful for this year. Our reporter, Julianne Mosher, headed down to the Village of Port Jefferson’s weekly Farmer’s Market to ask stand owners and their friends what they’re thankful for this year, and what they’re doing for Thursday’s holiday.
Erin Reid, NahMaStay Vegan
I’m thankful for love. Love is something everyone lives for, and that’s why I do this because I love what I do.
Rob, Darlene, Bobby and Francesca Baslie
Rob: We’re just so happy to be healthy.
Bobby: I can’t wait to eat corn on Thanksgiving. Francesca likes Lunchables.
Gary Newman, Beewitched Bee
I’m still working, so that’s really good. I’m thankful I was working throughout the pandemic. A lot of people weren’t, so I’m lucky I was.
JoAnn DeLucia, JoAnn’s Desserts
Family. That’s the first and foremost important thing. I’m thankful for our health and for our family.
Agathe Snow, Mushrooms NYC
I’m thankful for my health, but more importantly my parent’s health. I’m also thankful for our farm surviving – we moved from NYC to Mattituck to expand and it’s going really well!
Theresa DeGregorio, Bambino Ravioli
I’m thankful for health, my family and good food that we’ll be eating this week.
Marc, Jacob and Melissa Gordon, Sweets by Amy G
We’re thankful for family and having time with our family.
Danielle Paul, Pecks of Maine Jams
I’m thankful for my family and friends – and being able to work during a pandemic. It’s been hard for everyone.
Naela Zeidan, Naela Organics
We’re thankful for our health. Luckily our whole family has been COVID free this whole time, and we’re keeping Thanksgiving small this year.
Photos by Julianne Mosher