Sunday, June 8, 2008

Opening Day at the North City Farmers’ Market

The rain let up in time for the crowds to arrive for Saturday morning’s opening day celebration for the second season of the North City Farmers’ Market - and a good time was had by all. Highlights of the day included healthy, fresh food at affordable prices; live music; children’s activities; bike giveaways; a celebrity chef cooking demonstration; and a lot of opportunity for neighbors, friends, and outside supporters to meet and socialize with each other.
Congratulations to all who made the first day of the season such a great success, especially Julia Weese-Young (market coordinator) and Lucas Hudson (project coordinator for the “Everybody Eats” project, which was funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health) and the many neighborhood volunteers and staff from New Roots Urban Farm and Old North St. Louis Restoration Group.
Above: Margaret Bianchetta and Eric McSpadden entertaining the crowd with a soulful mix of jazz and blues.
Several of our city’s public officials came out to show their support for the market and celebrate with the community. Present were…
Above: Fifth Ward Alderwoman April Ford Griffin, demonstrating how to cook fried green tomatoes in a healthy way.
Above: ONSLRG Board Vice President Johnnie Owens greeted 3rd Ward Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. and Aldermanic President Lewis Reed.
Above: City of St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green posed with opera singer Marlissa Hudson (who also performed for the crowd) and neighborhood resident and poet Bruce Smith.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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