is it really that hard to navigate downtown on Saturday mornings with 8th street being closed for the farmer's market? I hadn't heard that was an issue.
Don't worry. The Capital City Public Market, that is on 8th Street in Downtown, is not going anywhere. This article is talking about another market starting up. Downtown IS a great location, has been great for the CCPM and the CCPM has been great for Downtown!
There's going to be adjustments, but I don't think it's the end of anything... The Co-op will survive, and with the right adjustments should be fine. They have a great location in the North End and will not be forgotten.
TJ's will be nice, I wouldn't be surprised if they open another pretty soon out in Meridian...
I'm glad for the competition, it's making them all be better.
Actually, we don't import. I haven't heard that one before, not sure where you did. Have you ever visited our Farm? If you truly love our market, spreading rumors is not the responsible thing to do.
It makes me sick too, to hear all these lies being told by people who don't seem to care one bit about the time, the "blood, sweat and tears" that this Board (elected by the membership) has put in; that don't seem to care that it is more than just Karen that has made this Market great; It is every Local Farmer, Artist and Specialty Foods person that has been a part of it over the years. Karen has been the visionary, and it is amazing how much has been accomplished, but credit also has to be given to Lisa, Bryce, Janice, Addis, Heather, etc. All of whom have played integral rolls in the operation of our Market.
Saturday Market is a production, and it doesn't happen overnight. For years the The Management, Boards and Membership have honed the rules and made adjustments. Every year rules are added, removed and reworked. Neither my Dad nor anyone on the board is for throwing out the rules and allowing imported produce.
There is a Board Meeting on the 19th, at which many important questions will be answered. Until then, we all need to conduct our business in a professional manner. We all run local businesses, and see each other weekly (at least). Nothing good will come from name calling, finger pointing, and false accusations. Because you never know, if roles were reversed, and you were on the Board, faced with the facts, you may not have had any other choice.
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