The inspiration for this year's market: a Victory Garden
When we started planning for our May 16 opening, we faced a lot of questions and uncertainty. But one thing was as clear as a summer day: We would offer some of the most nutritious food to be found in the community, food that was grown a few hours away that would be picked the day before market. That was our focus, to keep shoppers healthy. It also inspired the artwork we chose to represent our mission. The illustration, seen at left and on most of our signage, is from the World War II Victory Garden movement that encouraged Americans to grow and preserve their own fruits and vegetables to make sure there was enough food to feed the soldiers and sailors fighting overseas. We felt the solidarity required of that patriotic effort follows a direct line to what the nation faces today. We hope you agree. So come shop for your weekly nutrition this Saturday. We open at 9 a.m. but we'll be ready by 8 a.m. And don’t forget to wear your mask.
ALSO OF NOTE: Consider signing up to volunteer at the market. We need help at all levels, and you'll meet a lot of wonderful people. Sign up at the volunteer table by the bulletin boards.