San Andreas, CA… Our CalaverasGROWN Farmers’ Markets have come to a close and we’d like to send a great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make them successful. Whether you were a vendor, shopper, Master Gardener, board member or volunteer – this means YOU!
We are fortunate to have the participation of many talented farmers, ranchers, specialty food vendors and artisans whose products are raised or made locally with great care and always top quality. Our thanks go out to all who work so very hard bringing healthy food and beautiful goods to our community. But without loyal shoppers, we’d have no market. Our farmers and other vendors always say how nice the people who shop at our markets are. Please know that your support is greatly appreciated and crucial to our continued success.
Thanks to our market managers Micalah Frey and Odile Morrison who work behind the scenes managing every detail and Michele Rugo for advertising and social media. Thank you to the communities of Murphys and San Andreas where our outdoor markets are held. We are especially grateful to the Murphys Community Park board and the Calaveras Master Gardeners for making these locations work so well for our vendors.
Our gratitude to the Mark Twain Health Care District for funding the Market Bucks program that increases access to and availability of locally grown fruits and vegetables, supporting farmers and invigorating the local economy. Thanks also to the Ecology Center for the Market Match grant that allows us to match EBT purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables. This year we also saw the launch of our Mother Lode Gold currency which stretches the buying power of local consumers even further.
Again, thank you to everyone who took part – it takes a great community to make a great market and we have that in you!
P.S. – Our mobile online market remains open all year long featuring many of the terrific producers you’ve already come to know, with pick up locations in Angels Camp, Jackson, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas and Valley Springs. Please visit CalaverasGROWN.org for more information.