Friday, February 27, 2009

The Harvest New England Conference was FANTASTIC!

Yesterday Peggy and Susan drove out to Sturbridge to attend the Harvest New England agricultural conference.  We were overwhelmed by the information available to "Market Masters" and farmers.  The best part was meeting the wonderful people who grow our food and give of their time to bring farmers' markets to their communities.  Everyone was willing to share with us and we were amazed at the number of people who came up to us and said, "You can do it.  Don't be afraid.  You won't fail.  Your market will be great!"  The Editor and Publisher of edible Boston said, "I will visit your market."  

The second best part is that we found out that we have been doing all the right things to prepare for Chelmsford's market.  We came home truly brimming with ideas about how to make the market a great experience for everyone.

Onward and upward!

1 comment:

  1. Very Exciting! Hope all goes well for you guys this year. I am not sure what Vendor Hippo has in your area as far as market listings but if you want the publicity please go on to and register your market.
    If you drop me a line we can perhaps do a special article on your market in our blog. As a matter of fact, perhaps we could do an email interview.
    Anyway, get your market on the Hippo and we'll talk.
    Glad we met on Local Harvest.