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.