Sunday Morning at Harvest Moon

Even at 8am on a Sunday, the streets of Chester are full and boisterous. There’s excitement in the air as the vendors set up for their weekly Farmer’s Market, one tent is completely devoted to exotic mushrooms, another to goat cheese.  I’m not here for the market today though, I’m here for the yoga.

Harvest Moon is a progressive design powerhouse located at 1 Main St. Chester CT and has been referred to as “the heart of Chester”.  The store isn’t about stuff, it’s about community.  Every piece in the store is locally and responsibly sourced, new artists are featured monthly on the walls, and the owners are usually barefoot.  Kids play, adults collaborate, a community develops.  Erica Sunshine and Adam Pipkin have created a fun space in Chester to visit and experience a fresh perspective on what it means to be a small business.

On Market Days, Erica and Adam host a yoga class with a wonderful instructor, everyone is welcome, all levels of practice are encouraged.  I did my best to keep up and was rewarded with one of Adam’s famous juices.  It was a beautiful Sunday morning and I can’t wait to do it again.

You may notice similarities between Erica Sunshine and myself, I’m proud to say she’s my sister. Erica is committed to bringing out the best in everyone, especially the best of Chester.


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