Since Roz Marlowe (the “Wise Woman” of French Broad Food Co-op) was lovingly mentioned in a recent Mountain Xpress [“The Early Days of Blue Spiral 1 and the Best Years of My Life,” Sept. 11], I too want to give a shoutout to her.
For over 20 years she has been my go-to woman for herbal remedies. She would find the most affordable and effective products for me, my daughter and even my pet, often right out of the French Broad Co-op’s extensive bulk selection.
Her knowledge is extensive and amazing, and I trusted her. So I wish to inform the community members who have known her as such a solid fixture at our co-op that Roz is dealing with a terminal illness. After talking with her, I could see she needs help with bills, meals and anything else as she prepares for hospice.
I am wondering if there is anything set up already to help her? If so, please let me (us) know. A fundraiser, perhaps? Are there other ideas? I imagine there would be others like me that would like to be able to help. Thank you, Roz, for all you have given to our community!