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Little Women was written by Louisa May Alcott in 1869, making next year the 150th anniversary of this classic tale of four sisters finding their place in the world in the Civil War era. The story has stood the test of time and is currently being made into a film starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and the Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. (Saoirse is pronounced “sur-sha”, just in case you’re staring at the name and trying to figure out what to make of it.) Saoirse plays the plucky and adventurous Jo March, the favorite March sister of book nerds everywhere. (Including me.)
The movie is filming in the Boston area and last week the movie trailers were on site in nearby Canton, Massachusetts. Our quick-thinking friends at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England (located in Canton) put together a gift basket of Irish goodies to deliver to Saoirse’s trailer. We had partnered with them for a golf tournament in September and they are huge fans of Five Farms. They had a few bottles left over, and you will see that they prominently displayed two of them in the basket they delivered to Saoirse Ronan! Another example of our great relationships with the Irish-American community paying off in fun and unexpected ways.