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City Councilor Diane Gibson and Neighbors Celebrate Opening Day of the “Mile Hi Farmers Market”

Come take a stroll through the park, enjoy some fresh produce, and get to know your neighbors

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, City Councilor Diane Gibson joined neighbors to kick off the season with the opening of the “Mile Hi Farmers Market,” which is aimed at providing a space for neighbors to connect, as well as to promote the health and wellness of the community. There will be a short press conference at 12:00pm for opening remarks, and a ribbon cutting.

“I am so glad that the Mile-Hi Farmer's Market is starting its 5th season on this coming Sunday, June 24!  I look forward to meeting neighbors in Alvarado Park – to socialize, to hear shouts of happy children. But the best part is purchasing locally made or grown goodies from artisans and farmers!” said Julia North from the Mile Hi Neighborhood Association.

The Mile Hi Farmers Market is a collaborative effort between three Neighborhood Associations: Mile Hi, Mark Twain, and Alvarado. The market features an eclectic mix of vendors, serving up fresh, locally sourced produce, as well as arts and crafts. “It’s wonderful to see the community come together for this event,” said Councilor Gibson. “The Market grows a little more each year, and I’m happy to support and promote the beautiful public spaces, as well as the very hard-working and talented local merchants that this city has to offer.”

"The neighborhoods who share Alvarado Park love the Mile-Hi market because it brings together the community to enjoy each other, the shady park, the great music and wonderful food and crafts. It’s a relaxing way to start a Sunday,” said Darcy Bushnell from the Alvarado Park Neighborhood Association.

The Mile Hi Farmers Market also participates in the “SNAP Double Up Food Bucks” program, as well as other supplemental nutrition programs for seniors and WIC recipients. The Mile Hi Farmers Market will continue through the summer to October.