Farmers market deserves community support

Recently we shopped at the final outdoor Farmers Market for the season. As we walked around the market we had an appreciation for how lucky Alpena is to have an active and vibrant market. Our market is truly an asset to the community. Not only does the community strongly support the market, demonstrated by the number of people visiting each week, but the market itself is always working to improve and grow. This desire to grow has led to the market’s primary fund raiser, the Locavore Dinner in August. What an amazing event this was. We thoroughly enjoyed the showcasing of the abundance of our local produce and meats along with the opportunity to partake in an awesome meal prepared by some of our local chefs. With several hundred people attending the event, this was testament to the community support of the market. We will definitely be attending the Locavore Dinner next year. We encourage everyone to do the same and support the efforts to grow this great community asset, as well as enjoying a delicious meal and a good time.

Mike and Elaine Orr