Markets and inter-generational goodness by Teri McMackin

Teri McMackin, Petitcodiac: This a photo of the farmer’s market in Petitcodiac this past weekend. Our market has grown to 24 vendors. The market bought two new picnic tables and they are always full of people. It’s nice because you are forced to sit next to people you may not know. It’s a lot of fun. There’s live music. In this picture, I tried to get a good scan of the age representation at the market. There were infants to the almost 100-year-old. Everyone is intermingling. It’s a beautiful day. There’s music and food, and it smells good. It’s busy. It’s downtown and all the parking spots are full. The market for me is my happy place and gives me a sense of pride because I’m  part of a fantastic team that created it. I had someone tell me the other day that they had spent 3 hours at the market just catching up . . . They would go for their breakfast and hang out there long enough for lunch and meet with people in the community. People are scheduling meetings around the market. To me, it’s a hub of community development and intergenerational mingling. It’s a very happy space.


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