When the world shut down in March of 2020, I thought I'd buy produce from a couple of beloved farmers to share with friends and neighbors. Luckily, Sam Brenzel had just moved in next door and overheard me explaining this idea to Corina Wiebel, one of my favorite chefs, collaborators and other next door neighbor. Sam asked if she could help. Within weeks, Sam was organizing spreadsheets, hauling produce, creating websites, and making it all happen. Much to my surprise, things didn’t return to normal, our produce project didn’t quit, and Sam and I turned out to be the partners we'd always been looking for. Corina used to joke that I am static and Sam is spastic, but somehow we groove. This summer Sam is taking off for a year abroad. I am baffled by how we got here, and I am baffled by where we will go from here. But among the many things I’ve learned from Sam, I know that I can keep moving forward, keep improving, keep having fun, and keep figuring it out as we go.