Approximately 40 vendors, volunteers and friends of the Emporia Farmers Market gathered for a pot-luck meal on Sunday, March 13 at the Emporia Presbyterian Church, West Campus.
Tracy Simmons, Market Manager, shared final numbers from the 2010 market season. It was a record breaking year with $90,064 in sales, topping the last record season (2009) by $2,116. It was a solid year for the market with expenses coming in slightly under what was projected and income slightly over.
Former Market Manager, Tracey Graham, was given a plaque and gift for her contribution to the market. She also spoke about the new "Our Local Foods" chapter coming to our area.
Paul Du Toit, of PrairieLand Partners, spoke to the group about a new promotional tool for local foods in Emporia and the surrounding area. Watch for more details!
The terms of five board members had expired and five individuals were presented for election to the board. The slate of candidates was unanimously adopted. Ellen Hansen, Judy Conway, Becky Smith and Fannie Harrell are returning board members. Joe Foster is new to the board.
Watch this space for coming introductions to Joe and the rest of our board members.