Events are an important part of the Georgetown Farmers Market. We are fortunate to have an incredible, popular forum with which to promote great local initiatives and charities.
Sometimes, for the average market goer, large events such as Bike It can seem daunting. The added people, the entertainment, the congestion - all make it a challenge if you are just looking for your groceries.
Our message is always primarily, to 'Eat Local'. We want to support our local farms, because without them this amazing market wouldn't exist. From time to time I hear concerns that we have lost that message. I assure you, supporting local food is and will always continue to be our primary, most important initiative at the Georgetown Farmer's Market.
Our other regular market events such as the Raspberry Festival, Grillicious, and Family Fun days are designed to compliment the market. Most highlight seasonal crops. Some work to build bridges and to expose people to fresh local food when they may not have previously seen it as a viable option for their groceries.
In the end, Bike it to the Market has become one of our biggest events of the season. It raises a huge amount of awareness for the Bike Challenge and helps with all of those logged kilometers!
I'd like to sincerely thank everyone who came out, market goers and shoppers alike for the unwavering support we receive every week. You can be assured that we are back to business as usual this coming long weekend. So please make sure to come and check out the Market!