A market – A musing: July 22, 2010

by Gail Lamberty on July 22, 2010

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

The Lodi Valley Farmer's Market is held Friday afternoons, April through October in the grassy field next to Koltes Do-It Center, North Main St. (SR 113) in Lodi, WI

Market Manger Gail Lamberty is excited about the Market's season

Wasn’t it the Field of Dreams that used the tag line “if you build it they will come”? We didn’t build it, we just moved it. “They” the vendors and shoppers are coming and coming and coming. We are setting records for the number of vendors, the number of shoppers and the number of folks who come to the market table to tell us how much they like this new site. It is a busiest event in Lodi each Friday afternoon.

Now in addition to vendors tables weighted down by the peak summer garden delights, we have freshly popped kettle corn, pancake mix, Bloody Mary mix and on a hot summer afternoon, freshly squeezed lemonade. Carrots, corn, peas, cilantro, radishes, onions of all types, potatoes, beets, cabbage, lettuce are just waiting to go home with you.

Can it get any better than this?

Yes!

If you share with those who are struggling in these tough economic times. Friday will be a special Food Pantry Day at the market. Please help us fill the refrigerators and cupboards of the Lodi folks who are challenged to find enough food for themselves and their families.

Could you stop by and purchase something? Could you bring vegetables from your garden? Would you donate a non perishable item or two? Would you drop off a donation so Judy Brownrigg can shop among the vendors for produce to be delivered on Saturday? Each Friday, our vendors generously donate produce. Can we as a community match their generosity?

YES!! I’ve seen this community pull together to help each other out. Let’s do it again at the Lodi Valley Farmers’ Market Koltes village green on Friday 2-6.

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