A phrase we used to send retiring or transferring coworkers on their way to their new assignments, or to their future as retirees.
Today, I want to send that message to two women who spent 18 years making farmer’s markets in the DC area some of the absolute best places to buy local and support small businesses.
Ann Yonkers and Bernadine Price announced their impending retirement as the directors of the markets. Freshfarm is one of my favorite market companies (for lack of a better word). They run 13 markets in the DC/NoVA/MD area. Two of them year round. Those two were my introduction to year round markets.
Silver Spring on Saturdays, and DuPont Circle on Sundays. They introduced me to Atwater’s. Mock’s Greenhouses. Smith Meadows and more.
Silver Spring also had the benefit for us of having Lebanese Taverna right there. For lunch.
We spent many Saturdays in Silver Spring, before I found local farms open. For us, they were the source of local foods in the winter.
Besides, they have the best web site out there to tell us what is happening weekly.
If you get a chance, head down there some Saturday morning, just down US29, and check it out for yourself. And, tell the workers at the freshfarm tent that you appreciate what Ann and Bernie started, 18 years ago.