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Artemis in the City Founder Elected VP of Board for New Historic Longview Farmers Market

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Posted: Wed, Apr 14, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC
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On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, the board for the new Historic Longview Farmers' Market was formed. Danielle Heard, Founder of Artemis in the City, LLC was elected Vice President of the board.

The new farmers' market will open on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in downtown Longview, Texas on the historic Kelly Plow Works site which is located at High, Cotton and Center Streets. The market will be open initially on Saturdays and will expand as the growing season develops. The hours of operation will be 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM each day the market is open. Click here to print the flyer.

Lynette Goodson, the President of Preservation Longview, has spearheaded this effort. She has been working on the research, development and city permits for the farmers' market for quite some time along with many others. The farmers' market is a project of Preservation Longview, a nonprofit organization founded by Victoria Wilson.

The board's elected officers include:
Lowell Tanksley - President (Owner, Farm)
Danielle Heard - Vice President (Founder, Artemis in the City, LLC)
Cathy Cace - Secretary (Owner, Johnny Cace's Seafood & Steakhouse)
David Licthy - Treasurer (Owner, The Cook's Nook / Chef)
Cindy Tanksley - Market Manager (Owner, Farm)
Carol Pinckard - Market Manager (Owner, Fair Meadow Goat Dairy)
Jack Roach - Market Manager (Owner, Farm)

There is a great need in East Texas for the community to have access to fresh, locally grown food. The Historic Longview Farmers' Market will work to preserve the unique agricultural heritage of Texas; provide an opportunity for farmers and people in the community to deal directly with each other; demonstrate that there is a direct connection between eating seasonally and locally and the quality of our environment and our daily lives; and provide an educational forum for consumers to learn the uses and benefits of quality, locally grown food.

The market will be an integrated farmers' market. Both conventional and organic growers are welcome. In addition to produce, there will be many other products available at the Historic Longview Farmer's Market.

Any farmers interested in participating in the market should contact Danielle Heard toll-free 866-330-5421 or info@artemisinthecity.com. There is a $75.00 application fee each year and $15 per day at the market for vendor space. Farmers are not required to be at the market each day the market is open. The farmers' market will not allow any wholesaling of products. All products must be from the state of Texas, be produced by the vendor and meet the state of Texas health code requirements. Co-operative selling by farmers is allowed so small farmers can team together to bring their products to market without requiring each individual farmer to travel to the market. But each farmer is required to register and complete the application process even if their products are brought to market by another farmer. The co-op application fee is $75.00 which is shared among the participants. If you are a farmer and are interested in participating in the market, please contact Danielle.

How you can support the Historic Longview Farmers' Market:
Anyone interested in supporting this effort can help in many ways.

  • Become a participating farmer / vendor
  • Become a board member (contact one of the board members)
  • Buy a market banner - The farmers' market is selling 30" H x 48" W vinyl banners for $150.00 each that will line the market each day it is open throughout the year. Anyone with a business that has an interest in supporting the market should contact one of the board members. The board needs to sell approximately 300 banners in order to cover the costs for the market.
  • Give a monetary donation - If you would like to make a donation, please mail donations to Preservation Longview, P.O. Box 2681, Longview, TX 75606, RE: Historic Longview Farmers' Market.
  • Volunteer - The market is in need of volunteers that will work the information booth on the days the market is open to pass out literature and help answer any questions the public might have regarding the market. Anyone interested should contact Danielle.
  • Schedule an event - The farmers' market will have a tent setup on market days where there will be presenters, cooking demonstrations, educational lectures and possibly entertainment. Anyone that has an interest in booking space in the calendar should contact Danielle.
  • Visit and shop at the Historic Longview Farmers' Market often and tell your friends and family!

"As a certified holistic health counselor, who is helping people prevent and reverse disease through whole foods nutrition and food and healing methods, I am involved with this effort because I believe that food is the best medicine and is the base for good health and living a long life. Each time one of my client's recovers their health by making dietary changes, I am reminded of how very important the local, organic and sustainable movement is and it helps me keep going with my mission of educating and empowering people to take control of their health. The Historic Longview Farmers' Market is an important step in the right direction towards creating a healthier and more sustainable city. I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve on the board for this groundbreaking Texas farmers' market." — Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

For more information and to participate in the farmers' market, please feel free to contact one of the board members.

Historic Longview Farmers' Market coming May 15, 2010!

Thank you very much for reading my blog and please continue to visit often.

I wish you good health, happiness and love!

Danielle

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