Tuesday, April 28, 2009

If You're In the Market...

It may look all calm and serene here on the blog front -- lots of happy nodding flowers and delicious food -- but behind the scenes, I've been scrambling like crazy to do my part in the plans for launching our local foods market.

As a quick update, we finally have a legal entity now and an elected Board of Directors (I was chosen to serve as secretary), and we're pushing out the publicity with brochures at local Earth Day fairs, mini-posters around town, and press releases for (and interviews with) newspapers in the area. And let's not forget, we've also been trying to pin down the phasing of our project and figuring out what renovations will need to be done to the building and when.

Whew!


We're making amazing progress, and it's time to go public. We're holding a community information meeting at the public library (here in Wooster) on Monday, May 4 at 7 PM, and we hope to draw in lots of local growers and other food producers as well as potential customer-members to share with them the dream and the plan. It should be an exciting evening -- lots of people have already expressed enthusiasm for our project -- and if you're in the area, you're welcome to attend.

We've still got a lot of work to do, but we hope that the enthusiasm we generate Monday night will bring some other volunteers into the picture so we can push ahead even more.

Won't you Root us on?

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8 Comments:

At 4/28/2009 7:53 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Congratulations! Good luck with your efforts... I can't wait to visit the market one day.

 
At 4/28/2009 3:38 PM, Blogger The Baklava Queen said...

Thanks, Tara -- it's exciting! And I'll be more than happy to give you a tour once it's open. :-)

 
At 4/28/2009 6:13 PM, Anonymous Clint said...

Awesome. Best of luck.

 
At 4/28/2009 9:03 PM, Anonymous Janet said...

That is so cool. I'm looking forward to reading about the progress. Good job!

 
At 4/29/2009 7:03 AM, Blogger The Baklava Queen said...

Clint and Janet, thanks for your support! We have SO MUCH to do, but the enthusiasm is still high. And I've got more writing to do to get the word out...

 
At 4/29/2009 10:16 AM, OpenID eatclosetohome said...

Fantastic!

 
At 5/02/2009 8:09 AM, Blogger Kelly said...

sooo exciting, isn't it?!

 
At 5/04/2009 7:13 AM, Blogger The Baklava Queen said...

Emily and Kelly, thanks! Tonight's the big night... fingers crossed!

 

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