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Thank you, Mercer Island Community Fund, for helping programs for seniors | Letter

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Mercer Island Farmers Market, I would like to thank the Mercer Island Community Fund for generously funding our 2016 community program, "Meet You at the Market!"

  • Friday, July 8, 2016 11:00am
  • Opinion

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Mercer Island Farmers Market, I would like to thank the Mercer Island Community Fund for generously funding our 2016 community program, “Meet You at the Market!”

Our mission is to connect growers and consumers of all ages to create a valuable, sustainable, community asset. This year, our newly-funded program will enable us to implement special programs designed for Mercer Island seniors. By going to the market, where they chat with friends and neighbors, seniors can fully enjoy being part of the Mercer Island community.

They can also try new, healthy foods and incorporate them into their meals and snacks. In addition to facilitating senior outreach, “Meet You at the Market!” includes special tasting events, which feature fresh, local produce and artisan foods sold at the market.

These tasting events will give patrons a taste of the high quality products that our vendors have to offer. Shoppers will add more favorites to their shopping lists, thereby increasing vendor sales and our patrons’ enjoyment of the market. Thank you, Mercer Island Community Fund, for enabling us to give back to our community by funding “Meet You at the Market!”

Mindy Landsman

Farmers Market Board

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