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#TBT to Where We’re From

#TBT to Where We’re From

When someone asks you where you’re from, what do you answer?

Do you tell them the town where you were born, or where you spent your formative middle school years? Do you tell them where you are going to college, quickly followed by where you left to go to college? Do you jump to the place you live right now? Before you answer, do you do a mental scan of all the places you’ve lived and listed all the places you loved living?

It might occur to you to ask for clarification… “Do you mean where I live, or where I am from?”

Campers and staff at Appel Farm from so many places all over the world. And once we’ve been to Appel Farm, we are also from Appel Farm. We are from Elmer, NJ, from the darkroom, the pool, the Dance Studio, the Clare Rostan Appel Theatre, the Art Barn… We are from North, South, Coop, and the Hill. We are from the barely renovated chicken coops, the cornfields, the garden, and the Bunny Trail. We are from Maggie’s beading table. We are from way up in our best apple tree…

So, the next time someone asks you where you’re from, feel free to include Appel Farm in your answer. Tell them about the place where you found your people, made your best friends and became an artist. Then show them these pictures of us, and celebrate where we are all from, and where we all come together, and where we will always be welcome, where we will always belong!

So, the next time someone asks you where you’re from, feel free to include Appel Farm in your answer. Tell them about the place where you found your people, made your best friends and became an artist. Then show them these pictures of us, and celebrate where we are all from, and where we all come together, and where we will always be welcome, where we will always belong!

Check out these photos of where we are all from, in the world, and at Appel Farm!