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Local nonprofit struggles for space at Old Town Farmers' Market - Source Alextimes

Posted on Sep 12,2017
Filed Under Food And Wine , Local Tastes,

Flower stalls at a recent Old Town Farmers' Market (Photo Credit: Jonmark Nailor)

Source Alextimes

By Alexa Epitropoulos

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - A few years after Together We Bake got off the ground in 2012, Co-Founder Stephanie Wright and Co-Director Elizabeth Bennett sought to take what seemed like a logical step: securing an ongoing spot at the Old Town Farmers’ Market.

Season after season, however, the nonprofit — which sells cookies and granola to partially finance its educational program — has tried in vain to get a permanent booth at the longrunning market, held every Saturday at Market Square.

After Bennett spoke at a city council public hearing in June about their ongoing fight, her organization was given a temporary market spot for two weeks, July 15 and Aug. 19. Bennett’s comments also led to a new memo from the Old Town Farmers’ Market Rules Committee that tweaks the selection process. The changes take effect Sept. 5.

Source Alextimes

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