Sometimes they have on neon vests so they can be easily seen. Most times they are carrying walkie-talkies (or even standing on a box) so they can stay aware of how many spaces are available. About 20 volunteers rotate throughout the market season to greet the market patrons and help them find the ‘perfect’ parking spot each week. This dedicated, friendly group of people are affectionately referred to as CPAs – Certified Parking Attendants. Next time you see them, flash a smile or give an appreciative wave.
Check out the The Voice-Tribune article by Bennett Duckworth about the “the freshest source of delectable eats” at St. Matthews Farmers Market. Besides quoting Penny Peavler, member of the Market Committee and editor of the Market Newsletter, the article spotlights several of the market’s vendors.
Check out the Courier-Journal article by Jere Downs about local farmers markets, with a special focus on St. Matthews Farmers Market. Besides quoting Dale Mercker, chair of the St Matthews Farmers Market Committee, and Market Manager, Stephen Yates, the article highlights several of the market’s vendors and patrons.
We’ll be raffling off 3 ‘almost new’ bicycles at the market, on Saturday, August 10. These bikes are really beautiful. Tickets will cost $5 each. When we have sold 100 tickets we’ll close the raffle.
All the money will go to buy bicycle parts like tubes, tires, brakes, etc. for the Pedal Power Project – a very worthwhile project which rehabs used bikes which are given to refugee families.
Please click here to see the recent article in the Neighborhood section of the Courier-Journal about the Pedal Power Project. Bob Callander, the founder of the St. Matthews Farmers Market, is the chairman of the Pedal Power Project.
Carla Garey gathered eggs produced by her Red Star hens at Garey Farms in Paris. Garey said the labor-intensive work of farming makes it hard for her to find people willing to do it. MATT GOINS — Herald-Leader
Carla Garey visited with Flopsy, left, and Georgetta, a heritage breed of hogs called Tamworth, at Garey Farms, which she works with her husband, David. Carla Garey quit her banking career to take up farming full-time. MATT GOINS — Herald-Leader
Garey Farms sells its eggs, sustainably grown vegetables, fruit, meat birds and pork to restaurants and in Louisville markets. MATT GOINS — Herald-Leader
For the full text of the 10-22-12 article by Janet Patton, please click here.