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

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hello Friends of the Urban Garden Market,

It's official. The Urban Garden Market will be open this summer for another season of bringing fresh produce, specialty foods, crafts and special events to you and the west side neighborhoods.

The big news is that we will be changing locations. I'm really excited about this change because we will be on blacktop and will have access to bathrooms!!! No more of those ankle-twisting stones.

Our sponsor this year is the St. Joseph County Minority Health Coalition (MHC). They have recently acquired property right on Lincoln Way West and Eclipse (the old Key Bank property). The MHC has invited us to hold the market in their parking lot with some vendors setting up inside. The Market Management Team has accepted this invitation. We believe it will give us more visibility and better publicity.

We do want to give a big thank you to the Botanical Society of South Bend for sponsoring us these last four years. I would be amiss if I didn't encourage you to check out the Conservatoires. If you haven't been there recently, I strongly encourage you to visit and see the major changes that have been made the last year.

I am stepping back from managing the market. I will continue to be involved, but will no longer be the Market Manager. Jim and Marilyn MacDonald (the Jimmy Mac's Rib Shack vendor) will be the Market Managers on market days. Wendy Haluda (The Cookie Hook-Up vendor) and Linda Wolfson will be sharing the administration management. You will still get market reports, but they will come from others. I'm excited about this because I believe the new structure will open the way for really growing the market.

JUNE 15th through OCTOBER 19th
from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
St. Joseph County Minority Health Coalition,
2806 Lincoln Way West,
South Bend, IN 46628.

If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please email us at this address (urbangardenmarket@gmail.com).

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