Newly-appointed manager Rebekah Faivor brought about many changes to the DeWitt’s farmer’s market this season, including a food assistance program aiming to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables to the county’s residents.
“The program accepts four food assistance programs overall,” Faivor said. “Which include the Wic project, senior project fresh, double up food bucks and snap (the bridge card).”
All of the programs are funded by the state, except double up, which is funded by the fair food network. Rachel Tindall of Tindall’s Tavern has been selling her body care products at Dewitt’s farmers market for three seasons.
Vendors at the market stress the importance of selling good and natural products at affordable prices. “I sell vegan soaps, body butter and bubble bars,” said Rachel Tindall, body care products vendor at the market for three seasons. “I started making my products because I like a more natural product on my body.”
First-time vendors like Diana Tennes of the Country Mill said their experience at the market has been positive.
“I think it is a nice market, very relaxing,” Tennes said.