By Betty Gandee
The Clay County Farmers Market will be holding a community meeting at the BDA building on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
They are urging everyone in the community to come and see what this is all about. The farmers market is up for discussion and the organizers say that there is ample opportunity for growth in Clay County. It is important to remember that this could bring many programs to this area, not just the farmers market. With cooperative work, the West Virginia Food and Farm coalition has proposed to partner with the county for a placemaking opportunity that would benefit many.
“This will continue to benefit everyone from all walks of life, from our beautiful generational families to the tiny tots,” says organizer Kat Stapleford. With the common tie linking everyone being farm grown food and veggies, this group hopes to watch Clay County flourish. With the help from our farmers that raise beef herds, our FFA,4-H, and right on down to our grandmas and grandpas who taught the generations after them how to grow and tend crops, the opportunities are endless. The potential for a building for this market is being discussed and could be used for a variety of other things that could help the community. With schools in our area already utilizing some of these skills brought by the WV extension agency, this will allow more activities like these in all schools.
The BDA and all farmers connected to this cause urge you to come out and see what possibilities there are to benefit your family and children. It goes beyond just the farmers market, and you can address all your questions and concerns in speaking with the organizers Wednesday evening. So, mark your calendars and come out and show Clay and your community your support.