This Thanksgiving week finds me thankful for your support in making 2019 the best year ever for the Independence Farmers Market! With more than 20 farmers markets with 50 miles of Independence, we really appreciate that you choose to support our Market. The Independence Farmers Market started in 2008 when a few determined residents decided Independence needed a Farmers Market. The Market averaged 6-8 vendors until 2011 when Rick and Jen Cavey moved to the area and wanted to sell produce. Rick and Jen began to manage the Market and Rick wrote and received the first Farmers Market Promotion Grant in 2012. I was hired with that funding and have enjoyed being the Market manager ever since. The Market has seen a steady increase in vendors, customers and sales over the years and I’d like to thank all of our customers, our family of wonderful vendors, our community partners and our awesome volunteers. The Market has become a community center and all of us have had a role in that success. Thanks everyone! This year, we hosted 3 workshops and 19 events including Cooking Days, Wellness Day, Kids day and the Berry, Tomato and Apple Festivals and offered weekly Kids activities. Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, Dec 3rd. I hope you will consider making a donation to the Market that supports local food, encourages entrepreneurship and supports our farms! Here’s the link if you’d like to start early. https://graysonlandcare.org/…/donate-to-indpendence-farmer…/ THANK YOU!!!!!