Where is Chava, where is the fruit stand, and when will it return?
The sudden closing of the fruit stand on December 14 has left students with many questions.
This past winter has been harsh by California standards, and the cold weather has affected the price of fruit. The record low temperatures caused many of the crops to die out. Although some imported fruit is available, the sources are too expensive and the jump in price at the Milken fruit stand would be astronomical.
The saying, ‘you don’t know what you have until it’s gone,’ fits the disappearance of the fruit stand perfectly. It took the closing of the cart for students to realize how much they value their fruit and their small talk with Chava, who worked at the stand.
“This has been such a big tragedy. I need my fruit in the morning,” Brian Younessi ’14 said.
Students were not the only ones affected by the closing of the stand; Chava also expressed disappointment.
“I love and have fun working at the fruit stand. I love to bond with the students,” Chava said.
Chava has started to make sandwiches at lunch until the fruit stand reopens. He now anxiously waits, like many fruit hungry Milken students, for the stand to reopen.
“I don’t care if it’s cold, I’m anxious to go back,” Chava said.
Once winter ends and the weather gets warmer, the fruit stand will return. But the real question remains–when? That is a question for mother nature to answer. Meanwhile, Milken students are hoping for early heat to revive California produce, and their beloved fruit stand.