Hello sunshine! I’m not complaining at all about this rain (I haven’t even turned my sprinklers on this year!), but I am sure glad to see the sun today! And with the sun comes lemonade. The Rifle Farmers’ Market is on Thursday evenings this year from 4-8pm beginning June 18th through September in the 2nd Street Community Lot. The Market is looking for volunteers to staff the 2nd Annual Lemonade Stand. I went ahead and signed the Mermaids up for Thursday July 23rd. If you can help, please let Anna know (970-618-9657) or just show up when you can! Volunteers are needed from 3-8:30 but if we can take turns that would be great. We can also come up with a creative theme to help sales. Last year Grand River Hospital did pink lemonade for Breast Cancer awareness and they were the biggest seller!
Every penny made at the Lemonade Stand goes towards providing funds for S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called Food Stamps) users to purchase fresh, local, and healthy foods from the Rifle Farmers Market vendors. For each user that brings in their SNAP card to purchase market tokens, the Rifle Farmers Market provides an additional $6 match. It is a win-win for the market. Not only does it provide a much needed service to community members, but we also connect local farmers and producers with more consumers. More money to vendors means the Rifle Farmers Market can continue to thrive, giving the committee a chance to recruit even more fruit and veggie producers to the market.
Here are the other dates available if you can’t make the July 23rd market but still want to volunteer:
June 18th Rifle Library
July 9th Garfield County Health
July 23rd Mermaids
July 30th Grand River Hospital
August 13th New Ute Theater Society
September 10th Wamsley PTAC (tentative)