Joseph Farmers' Market
The St. Joseph Farmers' Market is a dedicated group of individuals committed to building a link between the St. Joseph community and area growers and producers by providing an enjoyable venue for purchasing fresh, local food directly from the grower.
Board of Directors
Jim Degiovanni, Chair
Patricia Ruether, OSB
Bill Otto, Market Manager
The Board meets the
second Monday of every month at 7 pm
The St. Joseph Farmersí Market, founded in 2000 under the auspices of Healthy Community Partners, has these central purposes:
Our first market opened in 2000 in the parking lot of the old Del-Win Ballroom in St. Joseph. It was successful from the start, proving that the community was eager and ready for a farmersí market. It has since moved to its current home on the greenway south of Resurrection Lutheran Church next to the Wobegon Regional Bike Trail.
The market is unusual in that it was founded by local community members rather than by farmers looking for a way to sell their surplus products. Those community members wanted to provide area residents the opportunity to buy fresh produce from local growers and producers, and at the same time, offer local growers a venue to sell their vegetables, fruits, and other products.
Sustainability can be defined as a social, economic, and environmental system that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland, 1987). The founders of the market developed a mission statement early on with sustainability at its heart.
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