An Ambler Farmer’s Market

As you may know, Ambler recently hosted its 19th annual Oktoberfest.  I spent a few of the initial Oktoberfest hours volunteering and had then planned to take some photos to share with you… but there was so much going on and I ended up having such a good time that my photography took a wayward course, to say the least 🙂

My time volunteering was to consist mainly of selling “guesses” as to the weight of a giant pumpkin, t-shirts and the like; an ancillary job was to talk to people about the prospect of a farmer’s market coming to Ambler.  If you live in Ambler I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I spent the majority of my time discussing the proposed market and little time selling Ambler Main Street’s wares (all for good cause, of course).

A market in Ambler is a hot topic, and in my opinion, a much needed addition.  The goal is to establish an outdoor farmers market, located at Trax Cafe, which will feature fresh farm products from local farms, much of which will be organic.  I personally support the proposed market and think that it is an excellent and necessary component to our community.  It was made clear that afternoon that many share my sentiments, as a tremendous amount of people expressed their support for the market.  Of course the topic of a farmer’s market quite often segued into the need for a general market, or small scale grocery store, but that is another (long-winded) discussion for another time.  In the mean time, let me know what you think!

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