It’s that time again, people. Time to give big ups to the woman that did all the pushing, MOM. Mother’s Day is this Sunday! All Day! On Mother’s Day, making Mom happy is really easy to do and essential to your overall well-being. You’ve known since you were 5 that some macaroni on a piece of lame paper would get her eyes to well up with pride.
If noodles on paper can evoke that level of emotion, a token of esteem from your local farmers market (candles; soaps; flowers; or, if your mom is anything like me, cheese) is a no-brainer. The only mis-step you could make is forgetting, so consider yourself reminded. You’ve got TWO chances (South of the James and Midlothian Mines) Saturday to round up a Mother’s Day basket that will make have your mom reaching for the Kleenex and telling everyone in earshot how thoughtful you are.
This Saturday, you might notice a few changes at the market. Out of concern for our beloved Forest Hill neighbors, we have decided to go totally acoustic. You’ll have to listen a little harder to find your favorites, but they’ll still be there playing for you. We want to be the best neighbors we can possibly be, and we realize that not everyone gets up with the farmers on Saturday mornings. We so appreciate Forest Hill’s hospitality, so we’re going to turn the volume down a few notches.
In other neighborly news, we are still working to create a traffic flow that pleases everyone, and we hope you can be patient with us. This little market has grown and grown over the last 6 years, and FHP is still the same size! This week, you’ll see we’ve opened up more of the parking lot toward the market to allow traffic to flow a little more smoothly, but it’s a sizable logistical undertaking, and we certainly have room to improve.
We encourage anyone who can walk or ride a bike to the market to do so, or carpool with friends! We heard your traffic feedback last week loud and clear, and we welcome more! Your input helps us know what you need. Let us know what changes would make your experience getting in and out of the market more efficient and safe.