So, this is a pretty interesting press release from the Crosby Mint Farm. There’s some important stuff in there about the business, but the very last paragraph invites you to the farm at 4:00 PM on Friday to watch the eviction. Not sure what that means.
EVACUATION OF CROSBY MINT FARM, GATHERING FRIDAY AT 4:00PM, OWNER IS EVICTED FROM PROPERTY AT 5:00 PM
PUBLIC AND MEDIA INVITED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(MINT CITY, USA/St. Johns, MI) August 27, 2009
Peppermint Jim Crosby, owner of the almost centennial, oldest operating mint farm in the United States received a writ of eviction, signed by Hon. Judge Tahvonen on Monday. The following day, Crosby received the notice of eviction to have all property and persons removed by Friday August 28th, at 5 pm, leaving four days for the entire farm evacuation. State and federal government offices have remained silent in supporting the preservation of a national landmark. A request for mediation between Greenstone Farm Credit Services and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), who backs the loans, has been sent by Crosby to Governor Granholm’s office, but no response is received thus far.
Friends and family are gathered at the farm, helping with the evacuation. Farm animals are displaced and homes are being sought for them. The Mint Store, extension of the Get Mint Trading Company is relocated and is fully operating; taking, processing and shipping orders as usual. Costumers can still order products online and through the 800 number. Jim Crosby has been offered a temporary home at an old vacant mint farm in the area.
There will be a foreclosure/eviction sale on Friday at the farm from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.
Right of Refusal
After the signing of the writ of eviction, a First Right of Refusal was issued to Peppermint Jim Crosby. This gives him 30 days to raise the value of $550.000 appraised by Greenstone Farm Credit Services this week. Crosby has faith that he will raise this amount and buy back his farm by the end of the 30 days.
Gathering Friday August 28 2009 4:00PM
Public and media are invited to come to the Crosby Mint Farm at 4:00 pm on Friday August 28th to witness the eviction at 5:00pm that afternoon.