|Posted by glenwoodsundaymarket on August 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM|
It is definitely embarrassing that we haven't put up any blog posts in nearly a year, but believe me, we have our reasons! Not long after last year's Winter Market Season began, I got a real full time job with another organization, so I took it, of course. Problem was, none of us realized that without having a person or two paying full or at least part time attention to the Market meant Season 2 got off to a bit of a rocky start.
Happily, I was able to return to the Market full time on July 1, 2011 and between my efforts and those of part time Market Manager, Ann Hinterman, we are feeling less rocky and more stable. We are still working hard to develop the right mix of vendors and we really want to maintain that grassroots community involvement that makes the Glenwood Sunday Market the favorite of all the vendors.
I was thinking today that this past year has really flown by. I was really struck by the swift passage of time with the first appearance of Earth First last week with the first of their apple crop. It was a real thrill to have them because last year they lost their crop to an invasive weevil. I really couldn't believe it had been an entire year since I heard about that devastating experience. We are sure happy to have them with us this year!
And now on to a shameless plug for a product we are strongly supporting...
One thing that really bugs me (pardon the pun) is when my CSA veggies from Montalbano Farms don't get eaten up fast enough. Especially the green beans. I love fresh beans and yet cooking them well after a 9 hour day at the Market, I often decide to cook them a few days later. Which turns into the next Thursday. And they've been sitting in a plastic bag from the grocery store, still edible but bruised and a little bitter. So, last week, I took the plunge and decided to try out the Produce Stand bags from Chico Bag that we decided to sell as a fundraiser. Wow!!! Checked the green beans this morning and they still look and taste great! I am amazed. I strongly recommend these bags. You can get the cute little set for $16.00 and sets of three of the same bag for $12.00. And every purchase supports the Market!
Happy Local, Sustainable Shopping,