The Macungie Farmers Market was closed last week for the annual Wheels of Time SRA Jamboree. On Thursdays I usually try to take a walk over (my work is across the street) in the evening. Even if I don't buy anything if it's nice out I enjoy the stroll and usually bump into someone I know. (though I usually can't resist not getting something)
I was thinking though...Lower Macungie Township currently does not have a farmers market. Other local communities do. Emmaus for one has a great one.
I'm guessing but off the top of my head there are 4-5 weeks during the summer when there is no market due to car shows or other events in the park.
Wouldnt it be great if LMT or Macungie stepped up and proposed a partnership to co-sponsor the market and to host it on weekends when Macungie Park is not available? I have no idea if this is feasible or if it's something the farmers market association would even entertain. But if you've read my blog you know I'm a big supporter of cooperation between the boroughs of Alburtis, Macungie and LMT.
You could very easily split up the contributions by taking the number of weeks in the summer and dividing by the number of weeks LMT would host the market. Macungie borough's contribution to the market is 5,000 dollars a year. A cost of less then 2 bucks per borough resident. Well worth it in my opinion.
Just a thought....
The Macungie Farmers' Market is a producer/grower market committed to providing locally grown, fresh food; to preserving our agricultural heritage; and to building community. The Market helps support local agriculture by connecting farmers with consumers. This means that you buy directly from the farmers and artisans themselves, not from third parties or re-sellers. Since all vendors are producing these products for you, they can often explain best handling and preparation methods and are always willing to offer FREE advice.