Those of you who know me will understand how passionate I am about food. I believe how we eat drastically changes our health outcomes. While I don't like to subscribe to any particular dietary lifestyle I do believe that getting our food from local sources is important. I prefer to look into the eyes of the person growing my food and to be able to ask any questions about how it was grown or raised. So if I can't grow it myself, getting it from the Farmer's Market is the next best thing. My husband and I were super excited the first time we walked through the Fulton Street Farmers Market! What a luxury having so many awesome vendors with such great products! That's why I don't hesitate a bit in asking my readers to support this awesome campaign.
A few weeks ago the Fulton Street Farmers Market (FSFM) launched the Our Goodness Is Growing Capital Campaign to improve its facilities (adding wheelchair-accessible restrooms and covering the open-air shed area) and to make the Market a year-round operation. So far the FSFM has raised $1.5 million towards its $2.0 million goal. Construction is expected to begin this fall, and the new Market will open its doors to the public on May 5, 2012.
As a local business, we share the FSFM's interests in creating a comprehensive and sustainable local food system, supporting locally-owned family farms and promoting economic development in our neighborhood business district. I am asking you to consider making a donation to the FSFM Campaign and to encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Contributions can be made by visiting the Campaign website at: http://OurGoodnessIsGrowing.org.
Kathryn Doran-Fisher is a Traditional Naturopath, Certified GAPS Practitioner and owner of Elder & Sage.