The food stand near the Essig barn has been falling apart over the past few years. Max Ruth, master carpenter and friend of the farm, volunteered to design and construct a new larger stand with increased roof height. Since spring school programs were not held construction proceeded with out disruption to any programs. Max was assisted by his volunteer crew which including Harvey Schaeffer, Dave Johnston, and Dick Schuster. Max has completed one large project for the farm in each of the last few years and the efforts of Max and his crew are most appreciated.