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Continued From Page 4 favorites. Food Farmacy itself looks like it’s straight from a Pinterest board, incorporating in some modern rustic vibes while still preserving the restaurant’s integrity. With wood paneling, metal accents, some green flora, and glass mason jars, it maintains a simple, yet endearing ambiance. “We just do lunch,” Early reported, with the Food Farmacy open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for “the general lunch rush.” A lot of local businesspeople come into the Food Farmacy for lunch, whether it be to spend some time in there or call ahead for an order. It’s also a popular spot for families to hit up on weekends, with their diverse and very affordable choices. Only the build-a-

burger exceeds $10, while the rest of the menu items hover at a lower price. Their club sandwich and chicken salad sandwich have proven to be some of their most popular choices. As for making the transition from just working somewhere to owning her own eatery, Early is finding it has its ups and downs, and noted having a complicated relationship with time. “There are so many things I want to do, but I’m not able to get to ... when the timing is right we’ll do it,” she expounded of future plans. She and her employees have been interested in adding once a month dinners or maybe a brunch where mimosas are served. However, it’s still early to implement something outside of the status quo as she starts to get her feet wet and really get established. However, she’s also enjoying the more freeing aspect

of it. “I’m a single parent and my daughter does competitive dance,” Early shared. “So the best thing is I can leave whenever I want – I can go places.” For now, Early is enjoying settling into routine and understanding how each season works throughout the year in relation to Food Farmacy. As she gathers customer’s grooves, locals’ preferred tastes, and starts to brainstorm, she can create a better schedule and improved dining options to better serve her community. So today, Early owns her own business as she pursues her culinary passion and manages parenting on top of it all. Those with lunch cravings can find Food Farmacy at 1764 Main Street in Escalon and can call (209) 831-7863 to order or ask about catering.

Did You Know? According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Education, women have earned a disproportionate share of college degrees compared to men over the last 12 years. In 2018, women were on target to earn 141 college degrees at every level for every 100 degrees earned by men. That trend isn’t all that recent, as women have earned the major-

ity of degrees at every level of higher education for years and, in many cases, several decades. For example, DOE statistics indicate that women have earned the majority of associate’s degrees every year since 1978 and the majority of bachelor’s degrees every year since 1982. That trend also is reflected in postgraduate degrees, as women have earned

the majority of master’s degrees every year since 1987. The female majority in regard to doctoral degrees earned is a relatively recent yet still impressive trend that dates back to 2007. Estimates suggest these trends will continue, as DOE forecasts suggest that, by 2027, women will earn 151 college degrees for every 100 degrees earned by men.

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