Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Library's Indoor Farmer's Market

A handful of West Michigan Coop sellers participated in the Grand Rapids Public Library's Indoor Farmer's Market during the Library's Earth Week Celebration.

The West Michigan Coop had a booth and were able to meet new people and talk with them about the importance of shopping for local food. The farmers also connected with a new audience and got to show off their stuff, like Dog Wood Farm's Goat Lady, Barbara Jenness, pictured on the left.

While people shopped, the Coop gave a presentation about the coop and how to get involved. Afterwards, the library showed some films on the impact large factory farms have had on the family run farm and the environment.

Hundreds of people came out and it was a huge success. Thanks again to everyone who participated, sold, and shopped!

Here's George and Shelia Wright from H&W Farms posing with all their goodies!

Betsy Meerman from Grassfields Cheese manned her booth all day handing out cheese samples and raw milk from their Green Pastures cow share program.

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