Neighbors for Neighbors: Farmers Market for everyone


Farmers Market for everyone

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Attendees including family members of all ages masked up and shopped at the Market on Saturday.

Attendees including family members of all ages masked up and shopped at the Market on Saturday.


The Clinton County Farmers Market, sponsored by Energize Clinton County, recognized Neighbors for Neighbors volunteers Emilia Knisley and Lily Swearingen at the market last Saturday. Pictured, from left, are ECC board member Taylor Stuckert, ECC board chair Dessie Rogers, ECC board member and market vendor Jeff Drapalik, Knisley, market manager Sally Buchanan, Swearingen, ECC board member and market vendor Jon Branstrator, and Neighbors for Neighbors co-founder Megan Fair.


Tom Barr | News Journal

The Clinton County Farmers Market, sponsored by Energize Clinton County, has recognized two Neighbors for Neighbors volunteers, Emilia Knisley and Lily Swearingen, for their contributions to the market this season.

Knisley, who lives in Wilmington, and Swearingen, who lives in Clarksville, have served as assistants to Farmers Market manager Sally Buchanan and liaisons with vendors, at the outdoor venue, on Mulberry Street between Main and Locust Streets.

On behalf of Energize Clinton County and the market vendors, ECC board member Jeff Drapalik, presented Knisley and Swearingen with gift bags filled with vendor goods and a gift certificate to the General Denver Hotel restaurant.

Drapalik, who with his wife, Beverly, operates Ogden Acres and specializes in baked goods and handmade art and cards, is also a market vendor.

Buchanan said, “Emilia and Lily’s energy, dedication, and professionalism have been invaluable contributions to this year’s market, and we are happy to publicly recognize them for embodying the spirit of volunteerism in our community.”

Neighbors for Neighbors, created in response to the COVID-19 crisis, connects high-risk residents who need assistance during confinement with those who are at lower risk.

Megan Fair, a co-founder of Neighbors for Neighbors, says the program is being restructured to make services more accessible to everyone in the county, both now and once the health crisis over.

The Farmers Market will continue to operate with reduced hours, 9-11:30 a.m., on Saturday mornings through Oct. 24. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Winter Market will be closed during November and December.

However, customers will be able pre-order online from some of their favorite vendors. More information about the vendors offering pre-order for pick-up will be available after Oct. 24 at www.clintoncountyfarmersmarket.com .

Attendees including family members of all ages masked up and shopped at the Market on Saturday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/10/web1_market-6.jpgAttendees including family members of all ages masked up and shopped at the Market on Saturday.

The Clinton County Farmers Market, sponsored by Energize Clinton County, recognized Neighbors for Neighbors volunteers Emilia Knisley and Lily Swearingen at the market last Saturday. Pictured, from left, are ECC board member Taylor Stuckert, ECC board chair Dessie Rogers, ECC board member and market vendor Jeff Drapalik, Knisley, market manager Sally Buchanan, Swearingen, ECC board member and market vendor Jon Branstrator, and Neighbors for Neighbors co-founder Megan Fair.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/10/web1_market-7.jpgThe Clinton County Farmers Market, sponsored by Energize Clinton County, recognized Neighbors for Neighbors volunteers Emilia Knisley and Lily Swearingen at the market last Saturday. Pictured, from left, are ECC board member Taylor Stuckert, ECC board chair Dessie Rogers, ECC board member and market vendor Jeff Drapalik, Knisley, market manager Sally Buchanan, Swearingen, ECC board member and market vendor Jon Branstrator, and Neighbors for Neighbors co-founder Megan Fair. Tom Barr | News Journal
Farmers Market for everyone

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