Email your letter to editor@mi-reporter.com (contributed photo).

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

More in Opinion

Why public libraries matter more than ever in the information age | Book Nook

Public libraries are places that are free and welcoming to people of all backgrounds.

Local pediatrician recommends vaccines

“Someday I will have a patient with a vaccine-preventable disease like measles.”

GUEST OPINION: 30 years, 30 stories

MIYFS Foundation will celebrate 30-years with a breakfast on Feb. 13, 2019.

Combating bigotry | Windows and Mirrors

Author and journalist Jonathan Weisman visited the Stroum Jewish Community Center to as part of the center’s “Words to the Wise” series.

Let it begin with me

Dr. King’s song lives on today.

Can SAD affect children during winter months?

Dear YFS is a monthly column addressing common mental health questions.

Paying twice for their mistakes | Windows and Mirrors

Southeast Asians are at greater risk of being deported to countries many haven’t been to since they were young or have never been to.

A new year at the King County Library System

Director recounts successes during her first year.

Letter to the Editor, Dec. 19, 2018

Fix carbon problem nationally