LFI to sponsor a new market

In the wake of last weekend’s demonstration against the Farm & Craft Market ‘s decision to refuse a membership application from Wild Flight Farm, the local Food Initiative announced on Monday, April 10, that it will establish a new market for the community.

“ Our market is just in its sprouting phase and there will be tons of growing to do,” the LFI said in a statement on its website.

“Our first step is forming a steering committee to oversee our market. The market steering committee will be a collaboration of community citizens consisting of:

  • 2 LFI members;
  • 2 Community representatives;
  • 2 Business representatives;
  • 2 Vendor representatives; and
  • 1 food security coordinator.

The organization also said it will soon begin a survey of the community, presumably to gauge support for its new market.