The Utica Firefly “is part live performance, part oral history project documenting the history, places and voices of Central New York.” As I see it, this project is working to create a new narrative about the place we call home by lifting up the voices and stories of the people who live here. I was really flattered when Ryan and Geoff approached me about featuring the joe cart project. Although I consider the joe cart project to be in its infancy, Ryan and Geoff were willing to spend a great deal of time and energy to tell this emerging story on Utica Firefly. They even sponsored a joe cart run themselves, and provided some local Utica Coffee Roasting goodness to a bunch of folks in West Utica.
With my thanks for the Utica Firefly project and the efforts of Ryan Miller and Geoff Storm, I’m pleased to share their telling of the joe cart story: