Happy 3rd Anniversary, Public Market!
*Community Food Connections (CFC) "develops and coordinates resources, education, information and public policies that will enhance local and regional food and economic systems. CFC works in partnership with other non-profits, faith-based organizations, growers, producers, markets, schools, neighborhood associations, government agencies and businesses throughout the state. CFC is committed to helping build strong healthy communities that ensure access to and the availability of a culturally acceptable nutritionally adequate diet for every person, or, in other words, increasing community food security."
Happy Anniversary, Public Market! Thanks for helping me add another, more meaningful dimension to how I view, buy, and consume food!
Here are some of my personal favorite shots from the event.
Opening for preview
The store space--plans were presented throughout for previewing, and local artists were invited to display their art. The false walls will be taken down later.
Phil Gordon (in tie), Phoenix's mayor, checks the store-to-be out
Mark, a market volunteer, working the Arizona's Best booth, featuring some of the many local food products
My good friend Mario, an incredibly talented chef and artist, who introduced me to the market, Cindy the market exec. director/founder, and Denny the restaurateur and author
Friends of the Market (donors) received origami flowers during the festival--one of the vendors is an origami artisan