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Letter | Thanks to farmers market supporters
I would like to acknowledge those individuals and businesses that supported the Mercer Island Farmers Market at our recent fundraiser held at Aljoya.
The auction raised over $15,000, which will help support the market operations, which includes food sampling from our vendors, providing music and a children’s table with activities as well as having local organizations display educational information about sustainable agriculture.
Our market successes of last season include growth in the number of food trucks and vendors, higher attendance by shoppers and an increase in sales by 19 percent over the previous market year.
The farmers market could not operate without the support of our community, many of whom turned out on May 19 at the fundraiser or donated money toward the event. Many local businesses also provided sponsorships, which are extremely helpful.
Thank you to Aljoya, the Mercer Island Women’s Club, the Mercer Island Community Fund, Indulge, the MI Chamber of Commerce, United Healthcare, Coldwell Banker Bain and Windermere Real Estate.
We very much appreciate your support. See you at the market when it opens June 9!
Board President, Mercer Island Farmers Market