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Future of Catskill Farmers Market in jeopardy

Feb 20, 2012 12:06 am
In a letter to the editor of The Daily Mail, on Wed., Feb. 15, the Catskill Farmers Market vendors' organization announced the majority of members will decline to participate in the market during the upcoming season. The decision was made after Village Trustees chose to move the market away from downtown to the west side of Catskill, for the second year in a row. In the letter, Donna Bonville, President, and Barbara Fox, Treasurer of the group, said vendors met with the Trustees Thurs., Feb. 9, to discuss a compromise to move the market to one side of Main Street. But the Trustees did not budge. The vendors expressed disappointment in the decision, and regret that vendors can no longer bring locally grown products to the community. Contacted by phone Mon., Feb. 20, Bonville reported the vendors have heard nothing further from the Trustees, and there has been no change in the group's position. Read the full letter in The Daily Mail.