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Community Supports Farmers' Market

 

Last updated 1/20/2021 at 4:32pm



All of us at the Transylvania Farmers’ Market are incredibly thankful for the support we received in 2020. To say it has been a challenging year is an understatement, and our market could not have done it without the support of this incredible community.

Because of you, our vendors were able to continue making a living during a time when many have struggled. Crops that were in the ground in early 2020 were able to find their way to local plates, and farmers were able to keep doing what they do best – supply us all with fresh, local food.

From April through December 2020, our market is proud to have served over 1,000 cars via our free curbside shopping area. And thousands of customers attended our market to shop safely in a distanced, outdoor setting.

As we head into 2021, we are proud to continue with our year-round market, including our free curbside shopping service, each and every Saturday morning. And, because we believe that the food security of every citizen is of utmost importance, we have also secured the funding to continue our Double SNAP program into 2021 – matching dollar-for-dollar every amount spent from an EBT card at our market.

As we plan for the coming year, and whatever that may bring, we welcome feedback via the comments and questions section on our website: transylvaniafarmers market.com. On our website you will also find a weekly curbside menu, vendor list and information on how to purchase directly from farmers and other vendors.

Thank you, Transylvania. Personally, I am grateful for so many acts of kindness this past year. I am thankful for wonderful, resilient vendors and an incredible, hard-working staff. I so appreciate our amazing market committee and board of directors. We couldn’t have done it without the grants we have received and the sponsors and donors who have continued to support our efforts. The kind words and appreciation from customers has made every hard moment worthwhile. I firmly believe that working together, supporting one another, this community can get through anything.

Leslie Logemann

Brevard

(Logemann is the market manager for the Transylvania Farmers’ Market.)

 
 

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