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Market2Go at the new year
What a year it’s been! So many challenges, so much loss and isolation and frustration. But in the midst of it all, some successes, too. We all missed the excitement of our traditional Saturday markets, but we found a way to use our Market2Go to keep you safely connected to local farmers, food producers and artisans. And to put money in our vendors’ pockets. You responded with such wonderful, gracious support — placing your weekly orders and waiting in line to collect your groceries, following us through multiple venues and changing protocols, and being understanding when we made mistakes. Thanks to our new customers who discovered us during the pandemic and to our loyal regulars who have supported us for years. Thanks for your purchases and for your patience. Thanks to those who volunteered. And thanks for your donations, large and small.
We’ve made it this far together and we’re going into 2021 with a sense of pride and optimism. Through the market, you’ve pumped more than $400,000 into the local economy during the pandemic — money going specifically to local farmers and entrepreneurs. With the help of a year-end surge in orders and some generous donations, the market finished the year in the black despite extraordinary expenses. We couldn’t have done it without your “extra effort”, and we hope we can continue to count on your support.
We have exciting plans for 2021. We will continue to bring you the best produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods from local sources. And this year we will work to extend Market2Go access to underserved communities within Statesboro and to neighboring communities. Please help us continue to make fresh, local food available to you, to your neighbors, and especially to those in need.
. Stay with us! Tell your friends and colleagues about the market. Keep the orders coming and donate when you can. Let’s make this market a sustainable resource in our communities.