Rockton Farmer’s Market is Here!
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Every day this summer, communities are converging to celebrate a simple miracle—that of farmers as stewards across rural America who come together to share a harvest that feeds local families. The result—more viable regional economies, increased access to fresh, nutritious food, and stronger social networks that help keep communities strong.
The Rockton Chamber of Commerce and Rockton United Methodist Church are coming together to bring farm-fresh food, and other handmade items, to the historic downtown Rockton community starting Wednesday, May 23rd. “The farmers market will run every Wednesday evening from 4-7pm until the end of October,” says Laura Baker, executive director of the Rockton Chamber of Commerce. “We all agreed that the Rockton United Methodist Church parking lot was naturally a great location due to its proximity to downtown.”
Organizers are excited to get the ball rolling, and have already had a lot of inquiries from both vendors and community members alike. “We started the farmers market to bring the community together, and give them something they’ve been wanting for a long time,” adds Denise Conway, a representative from the church. “We think this farmers market is going to really take off!”
“Farmers markets grow healthy farms, healthy people, and healthy communities,” says Stacy Miller, executive director of the Farmer’s Market Coalition. “During slow economic recovery, farmer’s markets are stand-out successes in delivering triple bottom line benefits while making entrepreneurship work in communities large and small. We invite everyone to celebrate their local farmers markets and enjoy fresh local food from America’s most innovative farmers.”
“Of course we expect the farmers market to bring additional traffic to Rockton’s historic downtown area for additional shopping and dining,” adds Baker. “We suspect that people will really start looking forward to Wednesday evenings in Rockton.
What: Rockton Farmers Market
Where: Rockton United Methodist Church, 102 Chapel, Rockton
When: Every Wednesday, May 23rd-October 24th, 2012 from 4-7pm