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Carole Coler-Dark—Personally Speaking

Carole answers the GoLocal questionnaire to help you better know the people behind the business.

March 29, 2011

Carole Coler-Dark—Personally Speaking

Carole Coler-Dark of Rose and Thorn

GoLocal Member since 2011

What is your fondest memory of living in Sonoma County?

As long as I can remember I have loved farming, rolling hills of green, cows, goats, sheep, chickens...to me this IS Sonoma County. I NEVER tire of driving around and seeing our beautiful slice of heaven. I still pinch myself to make sure I am REALLY here!  It  is rich in so many ways.

Describe what you experience as the greatest treasure of Sonoma County.

Absolutely the folks that live here...we ALL know how very fortunate and blessed we are to live in this "treasured" piece of California.

What for you defines 'quality of life'?

To live and be passionate about what is REAL...our life here is REAL, something that so  many folks don't experience.  We are surrounded by richness.  We can feel what we love and know that we are rewarded daily.  How many of us can honestly say that?  There is true magic when we can live and work with our passions.

What gets you really excited about your business?

I LOVE my customers and I know that what we have created here is really really appreciated...they tell me so!  It's inspiring and motivating to see and hear that they enjoy the passion and energy that exits in every corner.  It's pure pleasure to interact with all the different personalities, knowing they are having a ball as well!

Thinking about your business, what keeps you up at night?

Well probably the same thing as most .....how to keep it "pumping", what can i do to improve and HOW to pay those bills.....and of course WHAT new heirloom chicken can i find to add to the ever growing flock?

If you could have one wish come true for Sonoma County, what would it be?

It's happening....folks are getting that we need to gather together and SUPPORT the area by realizing what we have here....not sitting on our "bums"....DOING something  and DOING it NOW!   that saying; strength in numbers,  well here we are!

What is your favorite quote or motto?

There are so many but a simple one is ....."You have today.  Make it count!"

What or who do you most admire in Sonoma County?

Wow, there are so many folks here that are amazing and tireless workers for the county...in GENERAL I would have to say definitely the FARMERS! It's not for sissies and the work is very, very hard...for them it's rewarding and feels good deep down inside.THAT'S passion and that's really Sonoma County!

What brought you to Sonoma County?

For years we drove up to see the beauty of the area...I always knew I would settle here one day.  It's a paradise that pulls one in and once here, you can't leave.

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