From time to time, I’ll post pictures of interesting graphics I find on produce boxes on 9th Street. Over the weekend, I came across this corn crate from Russo’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, memorializing a man named “Tony”.
I did a search and discovered that Tony was Tony Russo, owner of the farm. He was accidentally struck by a tractor, and died of his injuries. From what I’ve read, he was a pillar of the community and a leader in the farming industry. This retro graphic is their sweet way to pay tribute to a man who loved what he did, and was described as generous and humble.