Here is a picture of Janet McKinney, Bow Little Market Lady, helping our first EBT card using customer! It was our first day accepting EBT cards and participating in the Double Up Bucks program. So fun to give people free money that will then go straight to our hard working food producers in the Valley! To learn more about the program go here http://www.svfmcoalition.org/double-up-bucks-ebt-incentive-program.html
Other market news is that volunteer Chuck Nafziger built a community board for the market. Located at the market entrance, it is a place folks can post business cards, wants and gots, and events. He made it out of all recycled free material. Just another way we are recreating lost rural village life. Thank you Chuck!
I would like to inform that our free box is back this year. Every week we have a box or two of donated household and clothing items. Don't forget to check it out.
This is a handmade market. We started with a donation of $1295 from my dad. He donated this money because his daughter, me, was overwhelmed with the simultaneous threats of climate change, resource depletion, and economic instability and needed to do something tangible at the local level. Now in our fifth season, I spend very little time worrying about things I can't control. I find that the generosity, the love, the spirit that I have found in the people that have congregated around this idea to be more beautiful and reassuring than words can express.
Thanks for all the support and beauty,
Bow Little Market Lady