“The supermarket represents the season of the world. The farmers market is the season of your world.”
–Deborah Madison, author and chef

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Market Manager Report from July 3

Hope you had a fun and safe 4th holiday (and enjoyed all the good food bought at market on the 3rd!).

We broke out customer record Saturday! We had 269 and ended the day with most of the vendors sold out or with very little left by the end. All seemed really pleased.

Gene from Pa's Vegetable Patch came to see how the market was going. He is still weeks behind everyone else because he had to replant twice. He thinks he'll have something in another week. Sweet of him to stop by. He is the only one working his 1-2 acre garden and he could use help. He said he's had trouble finding reliable workers. (If you know of anyone interested in working in the dirt, Donna the Market Manager can give you his contact info. She can be reached at urbangardenmarket@gmail.com

This coming Saturday we will have a "Help the LaSalle Branch Library" table set up where those interested can sign up for various volunteer opportunities (e.g. help people on computers, listen to children read, play board games and puzzles with children, etc.) We will get volunteers for the table through Community Forum for Economic Development, LaSalle Area Neighborhood Association, and the Lincoln Way Gateway Neighborhood Association.

Rosemary (Preston Farms) suggested that we have a vendor potluck--and since her birthday is in two weeks, she suggested the 24th. Great idea. We're going to keep it simple and have vendors bring whatever they want to share with other vendors.

I'm sending Amaris Bailey (a reporter from the Tribune) a big thank you for the great article she wrote for the Friday, July 2 Tribune. She really captured what we are about.

This Saturday, we will have music by Nick Harley from South Bend.

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