Editor, The Times:
Re: Farmers marketers
It is with deep appreciation that I extend a hand of thanks and appreciation to the members of the Farmers Market group, the vendors and the guests who choose to attend the Seedy Saturday 2012.
People like Suzanne Wood, Anne Baker, Suzanne Gravelle, Abby Bates, Abigail Rutley, Dorothy Schulte and many others are all instrumental in making this yearly event and the regular Farmers Market happen. These folks work to prepare for the event (s) and stay until the chairs are stacked and the floors are cleaned. They are to be commended.
At Seedy Saturday, members of the North Thompson Garden Club provided great comfort food. Vendors from far field and near at hand brought a variety of options for our gardens and conversations both in the garden and around the kitchen table. Information sharing is paramount. Many learned great information from master gardener Sharon Neufeld in the hour prior to door’s opening about the topic of seed saving. We have much to learn yet!
The first of the season’s regular Farmers Markets and the beginning of the Elks’ breakfast social gatherings are just around the corner. May is a busy month, but I sure hope we can meet at the market and continue to share our collective story. Good Gardening and Farming everyone.