Light Bulbs & Lettuce Unite to Support San Francisco Bay Area Employees

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SF Event Company, Got Light, partners up with local Bay Area farm, County Line Harvest, to help distribute produce boxes to San Franciscans during the Bay Area’s Shelter in Place order.

We are committed to using all profits to keep County Line farmers employed and to help bring the Got Light Family back home!

County Line Harvest owner David Retsky teamed up with Got Light owner (and much more handsome younger brother), Jon Retsky to offer farm fresh produce boxes to San Francisco.

While the world is seemingly turned upside down these days, David & Jon decided to join two unlikely forces to benefit the Bay Area community and employees affected by COVID-19.

Got Light has converted their shuttered event design/production company into a distribution center while County Line Harvest continues to ship produce from their two California based farms.

The Bay Area brothers were both hit hard by the pandemic in late February & March. Restaurants shuttered, so nobody needed little gem lettuce. People stopped gathering, so light bulbs went dark.

While County Line Harvest has been able to bring back their workforce for a huge demand in CSA farm boxes throughout California, Got Light furloughed 120 employees and temporarily shuttered their operation until people are ready to party within one to five feet of each other.

Got Light is using the profits to continue paying for health insurance for their furloughed employees in hopes to open the doors again soon.

County line has the produce, and Got Light has the facility! Together they are helping serve San Franciscans who are hungry for farm fresh produce and want to “Veggie in Place”.

Locals can place orders online for curbside pickup every Friday in San Francisco!

Pick up Location: Got Light | 211 Industrial Street | San Francisco, CA 94124

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Got Light began in 2003 by Jon Retsky in a Russian Hill basement turned lighting workshop. Notable events such as Gavin Newsom’s wedding, the SF Symphony Gala, and SF MoMA Modern Ball helped put Got Light on the map. Today, Got Light occupies over 35,000 square feet of warehouse space, with over 120 employees, producing upwards of 800 events, museum openings, weddings, and galas per year.

County Line Harvest was started in 2000 by David Retsky on just six acres in Northern California on the Marin-Sonoma County line. Since then the Petaluma farm has grown to 30 acres and a second 120 acre farm in Southern California.

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