To the Editor:

In these economic times it is all about jobs and a livable wage for our families, friends, and neighbors. And one of the avenues to create this is the re-invention of the farm economy in this rural state. That's what the Fresh Market is all about.

So we want to take a moment to thank all who come to our frequent 'Meet the Maker' events to taste, purchase, and talk about food with our farmers and food producers. Your presence gives them the confidence to continue to grow their businesses and your purchases give them the means to do so.

All of us are off to a better future because of you. And we all appreciate your support.

Steve Burzon Garden Arts Fresh Market Manchester