Thursday June 7, 2007

Mexico Unveils Weekly Farmers' Market Event

Community group hatches new attraction
By Lou Sorendo

    The Greater Mexico Chamber of Commerce is now featuring a weekly farmers’ market.

    The event debuted Monday, but rain served to dampen the occasion, according to Betty Green, corresponding secretary for the chamber.

    The market was inspired by the Mexico Visions for the Future group, an informal community organization that gets together monthly.

    “Its goal is to discover ways to help local government and groups do nice things for the community,” Green said.

    “We had a farmers’ market years ago, but it fell by the wayside,” she said.

    The market is featured from 4-7 p.m. Mondays at the Mexico Volunteer Firemen’s Field.

    Featured will be local produce, bedding plants, perennials and crafts.

    “Entertainment will be added as the market gets going,” Green said. Those wishing to become vendors can call the chamber at 963-1042 to get involved.

    “We’re hoping this will grow and become a community oriented event in support of the local agrimarket,” Green added.

    Excitement building

    Bonnie Loforte, co-chair of the market committee along with Nancy Weber, said the market on June 18 will feature over a dozen vendors.

    “We are hyping the market as the place to come for dinner too,” she said.

    Next week, Cam’s Pizzeria will be offering a pizza special with a beverage, while Theresa's Down Home Catering will be featuring pulled pork, turkey legs and side dishes.

    “It's the place to be,” Loforte said.

    The chamber has an informational booth offering membership details, brochures and coupons from members.