|Posted by glenwoodsundaymarket on October 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM|
Yesterday was truly bittersweet. On that final day of our first season of outdoor markets, the air was clean and crisp, the sun was shining, shoppers were plentiful (as was the produce) and the entertainment stellar.
It is hard to put into words how gratefull we are to all the folks who have made the Glenwood Sunday Market not only possible, but a huge success! From Sheree, our fearless market manager, to Alderman Joe Moore and all of our fantastic sponsors, all of the faces behind the scenes at the market have worked their tails off to provide what we believe is a truly unique market experience.
At the Learn & Grow Tent, we have had a remarkable summer and just want to give a nod of appreciation to some folks that have been pivotal in our edu-initiatives:
The presenters: We've been lucky to have chefs and bakers, and farmers and foragers and composters who were willing to share their skills with our market-goers.
The volunteers: From hanging up signs, to passing out flyers; from chopping tomatoes to shredding newspaper to serving coffee to feeding biscuits to market dogs, we could not have done anything this summer without our fantastic team of volunteers
The vendors: Our vendors are awesome. They know more than we do, and let us ask them questions so that we can answer yours. Ours vendors graciously donated their time and their products by volunteering to give demos and providing us with delicious items for tastings and taste-offs throughout the season.
YOU! We are so grateful for the vibrant community of market patrons, who are willing to taste something new, get their hands dirty, ask questions, buy an agua fresca or go on a walk with us. We've made some great new friends this summer, and learned a lot--and that's what we are all about. THANK YOU!
Hugs and Basil,
Ann and Lauren
Co-Chairs, Learn & Grow @ GSM
p.s. look for some great Learn & Grow workshops and lectures throughout the cold winter months, and don't forget to come visit us at the winter market on the second sunday of each month!