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Healthy Foods For All

February 10, 2010

Looking forward to another market season!

Your Pavilion Voice

February 8, 2009

The Columbia Farmers’ Market Pavilion Newsletter

Presented by

Sustainable Farms and Communities, Inc.

Today’s Quote: Give thanks!

“Before eating, always take time to thank the food.”
Arapaho Proverb


To the bi-monthly newsletter from SF&C and your Farmers’ Market Pavilion and Education Center.  This communication will help keep you up to date on events, news and activities surrounding the Pavilion Project and the efforts of SF&C.  We hope you will join your community members and make your support of the pavilion known through a tax-deductible donation or pledge.  The Pavilion must be built with your support!  Contact us at: if you want more information about how you can help!

In The Know- Sustainable Farms and Communities, Inc.

Did you know that SF&C is much more than simply a capital campaign to build the Columbia Farmers’ Market Pavilion and Education Center?  We work closely with the Columbia Farmers’ Market to help promote events, increase awareness of the market and even help with grant writing so that the market can expand its efforts.

We are also working to make healthy, local and safe foods more accessible to those who are least able to afford them.  We are establishing a fund which will double the value of food stamp dollars at the Columbia Farmers’ Market.  This will allow families to have access to healthier foods while they strive to create a more stable environment for themselves.  We believe that healthy, local and safe foods should be for everyone!  If you want to help with this fund or you want more information, please call Casey Corbin at 823-3663.

What’s New

The 2010 Taste of the Market will be held on Saturday August 7 starting at 6 pm.  Mark your calendars now.   If you want to volunteer for the evening contact our volunteer coordinator Amanda Garrison-Reed at  There will be great food, great music and many family activities.  Last year, more than 3,000 people attended this evening of food and fun.  This year we will have even more food and more entertainment!  See you there!

FREE WEBINAR- Feb 23 – For information on how to get fresh, local foods into underserved communities.  Check out the link to register.

We appreciate all of your support and suggestions.  We are working on several national and local mailing campaigns for donations, and we encourage you all to bring more of your friends and family into the cause of building your Pavilion and Education Center!  Last July, there were 6,700 shoppers at the market over a four hour period!  Imagine if all 6,700 made a donation tomorrow!

What Can You Do?

Naturally, your Pavilion and Education Center requires every market supporter to step forward with a contribution toward making it a reality.  This may be a tough time for many folks; however, the long-term benefits of establishing this center will help to minimize the effects of such fluctuations brought on by an unnatural reliance on systems that cannot be sustained.  The answers can be found in building and strengthening local systems that have more in mind than a bottom line.  The Pavilion is your community center and will be an engine and resource for sustainable economic development and healthy living.

Also, please remember to get all of your friends to join the Pavilion Facebook page, which can be found by searching for “farmers market pavilion” at  

Feature Article

When you hear about climate change you hear all sorts of terms and phrases used and often you may not be sure what they are talking about.   This article will give you a good foundation in Climate Change jargon!

Your Support is Appreciated!

Click the link below for the easiest ways to become a part of your Pavilion!

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