Make it YOUR Market Spring Fundraiser

IMG_0761What a great way to celebrate our upcoming 2016 market season! With the gracious support of Aljoya and their serving team, we had our annual spring fundraiser, “Make it YOUR Market!”  Something new that we introduced this year was the Market Cultivator Award, which we awarded to Children’s Table extraordinaire, Judy Witmer. Judy, a life-long MI educator has tirelessly manned the IMG_9370Children’s Table with her creative market activities at each and every market since its inception nine years ago. Congratulations Judy for being the first recipient of the Market Cultivator Award and for your invaluable contributions to the Mercer Island Farmers Market! We couldn’t imagine the market without her!

We would like to thank each and every one of our attendees for making this dinner a resounding success and for helping us sustain this valuable asset that supports and connects producers with our Island community. A special shout out to Chef Kurt Beecher Dammeier for being such a charismatic host and auctioneer! We can’t wait to make this season the best one yet. Stay tuned for Opening Day, June 5th…