As we look ahead to 2020, we can’t help but reflect on the year that has come to a close. 2019 was a wonderful year for the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market! We welcomed many new Vendors and customers to the Market, and were glad to see so many of our regular Vendors and customers back out to support us for another year.
We hosted 41 Farmers’ Markets in 2019, our largest being held on August 31st with 53 Vendors!! We had several “Special Event Markets” this year, including three evening Markets at the Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer parking lot, raising funds for the Creston Valley Hospital, the Fall Fair Market, a Farmers’ Market on Canyon Street as part of the Gran Fondo festivities, and the Winterfest evening Market following the Santa Claus Parade.
With support from the community, we were once again able to participate in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, which helps provide fresh produce, eggs and meat to those in our community who need it, and helps support our farmers and producers in the process. Proceeds and donations from the Fall Fair Feast in 2019 will be going to purchase additional coupons for families and individuals in Creston for the 2020 season, and we couldn’t be more proud to be able to be a part of it!!
Speaking of the Fall Fair… our Market Manager had an exciting delivery that weekend, with the birth of a beautiful baby boy! Huge congratulations go out to her and her partner. Many of our Vendors have been lucky enough to meet the little guy, as he has attended several Markets since then, and is sure to be a regular at future markets as well.
A huge thank you to all of our Vendors, customers and supporters for an amazing year. We look forward to bring you more amazing products in 2020 and beyond, all made, baked and grown locally… guaranteed! Our first Market of the year will be on February 22, at the Creston & District Community Complex. We can’t wait to see you there!!