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Dear Friends of the RVMS Winter Farmers Market,

We just wrapped up our third Annual Winter Farmers Market at Sons of Italy Hall, and it turned out to be a great success. This year we nearly doubled our attendance numbers, thanks to our amazing vendors, our die-heart volunteers, and all of you!

Special thanks go out to:

Kim Patch, for booking a blowout line-up of local Roslindale musicians that came to the market every other week to brighten our days.

Liz Graham-Meredith and Richard Chalfin, our fearless Farmers Market Committee co-chairs that did everything from vendor recruitment, merchandising, running committee meetings, and of course…shoveling snow off Sons of Italy’s sidewalk at 7:00am in the morning. 

Farmers Market Committee, whose commitment and excitement to take on projects is what makes the market special.

Terry and Cassie Curran, for (as always) graciously letting us book the Sons of Italy space every winter -- a place where people gather and connect in cold winter months.  

Alia Hamada Forrest and Kelsie Evans, your constant support and direction is why this market happens! We have an RVMS team that is always taking on new challenges and activating the community in strong creative ways.

Steve Marcelin, our Farmers Market Assistant, who keeps the market running smoothly from start to finish every Saturday.

Our Platinum Supporter, Balanced Rock Investment Advisors, who helped make the children’s craft table and biweekly live music a reality.

All of our vendors for taking the time to get to know Roslindale, for talking to residents, and for making our local food system thrive.

Want to ensure a strong Farmers Market for Roslindale? Donate to our Spring Appeal, and save the date for our summer fundraiser, The Backyard Stomp on July 22nd, a night of music, food, and community in support of the Farmers Market.

We’ll take the next two months to continue planning a spectacular Summer season, and we will see everyone back at Adams Park on Saturday, June 3rd.

-Emmy Smela, Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers Market Manager