Sunday, June 23, 2013

Show support for our market!

If you've been to the farmers' market on a Wednesday, then you've probably notice how crowded some of our vendors have become because of the small space allotted for the market Wednesdays.  At a recent Indiana Borough Public Safety Committee meeting we learned that we cannot have any more space at our Wednesday market this year and possibly even in upcoming years.  Our idea is to hopefully gain access and utilize the new 7th street community area, once finished, as the market space for next year's Wednesday markets.  This space would showcase our market front and center and be easy access for the Indiana community.  As of now we are having to turn away vendors who are interested in participating in the Wednesday market because of the lack of space, and that is halting the progress of our market.  On Tuesday, July 2, the Indiana Borough will have their next council meeting and I invite everyone who supports our market to come out and share your support with the Indiana Borough Council members.  Our market is more than just a "small business", it is a community event that has the ability to grow larger and larger each year, if we have the space.  Farmers' markets provide more than just fresh foods, they make it possible to live a healthy lifestyle, support local community members, increase revenue for Indiana businesses, and can be attractions to individuals outside the community.  To do this we need to show our council members how important a market is to a community and it's people.
If you have time and wish to share your support, please come to the Borough Council meeting at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 2 in the borough building on 8th street.
As always, thank you!

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