Earlier this week at the Exeter market, lots of farmers and food producers decided to offer free food to furloughed government employees. The success of Thursday has inspired the market vendors to continue the effort to Saturday’s market in Portsmouth:
Due to recent government furloughs and in a show of support for our community members in time of need, some of the farms in the area will be offering free food to furloughed Federal employees at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market on Saturday, 10/5, during market hours 8am to 1pm.
Meadow’s Mirth Farm, Wake Robin Farm, Riverside Farm Stand & Greenhouse, Heron Pond Farm and many more farms and vendors will be offering free food to furloughed federal employees tomorrow morning. For participating farms, look for the sign at the market — many thanks to all those who join in!
Other markets, join in! We’re happy to help spread the word!
The farmers behind this initiative hope to spread this idea to farmers markets throughout New England. Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below with any questions. And here’s a downloadable version of the sign used by participating vendors at the markets.
Our thanks to Top Copy in Exeter for donating the printing of the signs.
Spread the word!