Sunday, September 06 2009 @ 12:25 PM MST
Contributed by: Anonymous
This week at the Chapmantown Farmers' Market we were missing a very important element-- produce! Neither of our regular farmers were unavailable Friday, so it turned out to be one of our shorter days. We apologize for any inconvenience to shoppers.
However, this made it possible to focus more attention on the children who stopped by the Information and Garden Exchange tables to decorate seed envelopes. The Chapman students (pictured) made good use of the colorful craft supplies at the table. One child used ribbon to to turn his envelope into a bracelet. Two children enthusiasticly dicussed their plans to start a business collecting seeds, growing vegetables and flowers, and setting up a table at the market.
"We would need chairs. I bet you could fit one in your backpack!" exclaimed one aspiring gardener to her friend. The two of them took a sample of almost every kind of seed available so they could make the most of their garden space.
"My mom is going to be so proud of me!" said the girl.
In other news, (and great news at that!) our young market may finally have a real shot at getting the recognition and visibility it deserves. Founder Richard Roth has been working hard to get plans approved that would move the market out of its quiet parking lot and into the Dorothy Johnson Center area where it would catch the eye of many a motorist on busy East 20th St. You know what they say about a business' success-- "location, location, location".
While we look forward to moving the market, it has not gone anywhere yet, so please continue to support it and the farmers who will be returning next week. Remember: every Friday, 2-6 pm in the Chapman Elementary School parking lot. See you there!