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As coordinator of Community Serving’s first annual Farmers’ Market, I want to thank all the wonderful people that contributed to our success this year. We were so pleased to work with Millbrook Farm out of Concord, Silverbrook Farm from Dartmouth, Big Sky Bakery out of Newton, Earthworks Boston, The Greenest Bean out of Bedford, Organic Renaissance out of Lexington, Jamaica Plain’s very own Farm Stand Fine Art & Jewelry, and all the volunteers who helped setup the market, tear it down, and assist vendors and customers, alike.

In addition to our wonderful vendors, so many JP residents made Community Servings’ Farmers Market possible. I’d like to thank you all –

All the neighbors on Marbury Terrace, as well as Ann Ribolini from Copper Beech Montessori and Reverend Deryck Mason from Boylston Street Congregational Church who so kindly allowed us to hang our banners.

All the neighborhood organizations that let their constituents know what we were up to:
Joe Porcelli from Neighbors for Neighbors, Betsy Cowan from Egleston Square Main Streets, Anne Morton Smith from Rogerson Community, Randace Rauscher Moore and Lynda Watson from JP Centre/ South Main Streets and the Mayor’s Healthy Main Streets initiative, Diane Pienta from Coldwell Banker, Colleen Kelleher and Marie Turley from the Mayor’s office, and Jean O’Leary from the Eliot School; to all the various churches on Centre Street and in JP who let their congregation know about the market: to First Church in Jamaica Plain, the First Baptist Church, Central Congregational, River of Life Church, and St John’s, thank you.

And finally, a heartfelt thank you to all of you who individually told your friends and family and neighbors about the market and what they could find there throughout the summer. Anne Erde, thank you for helping to orchestrate the seniors’ outing for the Nate Smith House. And a big thank you to Julie Ecker who let other neighborhood moms know about the market.

Thank you, thank you, and thank you. You all played such a tremendous role building and establishing Community Servings’ Farmers Market and perhaps more importantly, you helped introduce people to Community Servings and the work that we do. Because of all the work you did, Community Servings had access to beautiful produce to feed our critically ill clients.

We hope you’ll be back with us next summer!

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