2009-11-11 / Letters to the Editor

Market participants deserve thanks

Sometimes the words “thank you” just isn’t enough. How do you thank hardworking farmers for packing their trucks at 3 a.m. to arrive by 6 a.m. at our Williamsville Farmers Market each Saturday for six months, bringing our community the freshest food possible?

And the dedicated volunteers who assist in parking cars; who show up before sunrise to move barricades; who coordinate a season’s worth of dates filled with music, children’s activities, and our weekly community tent; and who hand out market literature through spring, summer and fall?

How do you thank customers for their support for “buying local” when there are several grocery stores within blocks of our market? Also, a special thank you to our generous sponsor, Dave Smith Ford.

These efforts helped make our third market season a growing success and has nourished a community — your community! Thank you for your support and testimonies — we hear your enthusiasm!

One testimony read, “I love the community spirit and small town feel that our farmers market fosters. It brings people together with a wonderful combination of healthy, local food in a great social atmosphere and I know exactly what I’m eating!”

Phil Schwab, Ellie Grenauer and I, your market organizers, agree. We feel the market has become an important part of our lives and we love seeing you every week.

Our Farmers Market and what it offers by way of fresh food, friendship and community spirit has enriched us as individuals and as a community. From the bottom of our collective hearts — thank you.

If you’re seeking local fresh food this winter, visit Farmers & Artisans on East Spring Street. Yo u ’ll find some of our market vendors there.
Lynn Schwab
market director
Williamsville

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