While the DECA activity at the market is over a number of our vendors will still be coming this week to sell their wares (apples, squash and fries to name a few!) If you weren’t able to make it out last week, please come out this week to say good-bye and say thank you for their contributions this season. I’m sure they’ll appreciate your business!
Over the years the market has become such a fixture in the neighbourhood for four months every summer. It’s easy to think that it just ‘happens’ now. But it doesn’t. Many volunteer hours and donations of services are provided each week to help ensure that the market runs smoothly. So in addition to the many individuals and businesses named last week, we have a few more thank you’s to add this week.
The market organizing team, consisting of Alison McMurray, Rebecca Green, Shelley Darling, Nana Jokara, Diana Gonzalez and Nicole Bergot-Browning, will take about a week off before they begin planning next years market season. Our partners at Farmers’ Markets Ontario and FMO market manager, Yuri Fraser, help to ensure our market has certified local producers, deal with the fun stuff like permits and insurance and manage the weekly operations.
We were fortunate to have a team of people helping out with our blog updates this year. Thank you to Sheri Hebdon, Sarah Hutchinson, Shelley Darling, Kate Nichols, Jen Rowe and Karolina Hordowick for helping to get the word out each week. We also had some generous sponsors and supporters pitch in to help bring more entertainment and animated fun. Thank you to D on D Dental, Councillor Mary-Margret McMahon, MPP Arthur Potts and MP Nate Erskine-Smith for you contributions.
And finally, thank you to all of YOU, our shoppers, for supporting the market each week with your presence, your participation and your dollars! Our market is only successful if people support the farmers whose livelihoods depend on us.