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Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market belongs to community

I thoroughly enjoy our current downtown farmers' market. Saturday mornings during the market season is a treat for me. Prior to opening my shop downtown, I treat myself to a cup of coffee while I walk among the various local produce stands, food stands, and craft booths. Can this be replicated by another individual or group? Perhaps. But, I stand with the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market. Why? In short, because the staff and board of directors have created something special. Our market, and I call it "ours" because it belongs to our community, offers locally grown, locally sourced, locally created ...

January 28, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Supporting our community farmers market is a value I want to teach my kids

I have been a resident of Turlock for the last seven years. I am a mom of two elementary school age kids, the current president of the MOMS Club of Turlock SW, Delhi and Hilmar, a Girl Scout Troop leader and a classroom volunteer.

January 22, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Keep our Turlock Certified Farmers Market

I am still in disbelief that the Turlock City Council is considering changing the Turlock Certified Farmers Market from a non-profit with local vendors to a farmers market for-profit with vendors outside of the area. If the market changes, that surely will mean the prices will rise, the quality of the fruits and vegetables will not be as fresh and local businesses will not have a local farmers' market to sell their produce. Shouldn't the City Council support the local businesses and let the people enjoy the benefits of our TCFM?

January 22, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market a boon for community

I am writing to support the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market and offer my perspective as the current manager of TCFM. In 2013, I was hired by the TCFM Board to serve as the market manager. My primary responsibilities include weekly on-site management of the market, vendor recruitment and support, maintaining market compliance, arranging entertainment and community activities for the market, and answering inquiries from potential vendors, customers, community members and the media.

January 21, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


I want farmers market to be more than big

I support the Turlock Certified Farmers Market as it has connected my family and me with many local farmers. I love knowing about the food I buy, who grew it, what's in season - and, knowing that I'm supporting local farmers.

January 19, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market supports local growers

The Board of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market supports Peter Cipponeri's interest in operating a for-profit farmers market in Turlock. It seems reasonable that the city of Turlock could support two farmers markets; especially with the business model each brings to the community. Mr. Cipponeri's business model is..."a year-round market which includes expanding the current TCFM vendor radius to draw in more certified growers throughout the state and to facilitate more competition at the market to lower prices and maintain a steady flow of goods...'I'm going to have enough produce so you don't have ...

January 15, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Time working at Turlock Certified Farmers Market well-spent

From June to October of the 2014 season, I was contracted by Turlock Certified Farmers' Market as an intern. I had recently graduated from college and was looking for experience and funds.

January 15, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Farmers market: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

My wife Ellie and I of Ellie & Charley's Natural Garden, a small organic produce farm in Patterson, are just one of many participants of the Turlock Certified Farmers Market. We have been doing farmers markets for almost 25 years and were shocked to learn that the City of Turlock wants to place the established Turlock Farmers Market venue up for grabs. This is very unusual and unheard of.

January 15, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Christmas feast feeds 650, thanks to volunteers

Turlock Together and the Salvation Army Turlock wish to thank the many donors and volunteers whose contributions made this year's 16th annual Christmas dinner for the lonely and less fortunate in the community a stirring success.

January 08, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock needs more shelter beds

Editor,

January 08, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Fusion Charter students grateful for acts of kindness

The holidays should be a joyful time for all youth. For some parents of Aspiranet's Fusion Charter students, budgets are very tight not allowing for gifts to be purchased during the holidays. The teens from these homes were asked to understand family issues and often encouraged to celebrate their younger siblings' Christmas wishes when it comes to gifts. When Covenant Village and Turlock Irrigation District learned that this was a reality for our students, they were inspired to support a gift drive for Fusion Charter. The generosity of these two organizations brought our students great happiness and parents' peace ...

January 08, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


New Year’s resolution

Dear Editor,

December 29, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Why you should skip the turkey on Thanksgiving

Dear Editor:

November 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Gender inequality in sports still happening at all levels and locally

It is evident that gender inequality in athletics still exist today. This problem is not only clear in professional sports, but also in recreational, high school, and college sports. In athletics, women are underpaid, undervalued, and underprivileged. Women receive less media coverage, and when they do receive coverage, they are more likely to be used for sex appeal rather than given recognition for their athletic accomplishments.

November 17, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Urge Congress to support policies that prevent, help fight cancer

Earlier last week, I traveled to Washington, D.C., with more than 750 of my fellow American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers from across the country to urge Congress to support lifesaving policies that help people prevent and fight cancer. I called on lawmakers to increase federal funding for cancer research, co-sponsor legislation to improve patient quality of life and remove cost barriers to colorectal cancer screenings for seniors.

October 06, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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Modesto Certified Farmers Market supports TCFM

We are aware that establishing a place in the community takes trust and is accomplished through years of hard work. The Modesto Certified Farmers Market ...

February 06, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


The Greenery supports non-profit farmers' market

This letter is written in support of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market. The Greenery sincerely appreciates the hard work by volunteers to develop the market ...

February 06, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Vendor in support of Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market

I want to express the experience I had with the Turlock farmers' market of 2015. It was my first year as a vendor and it ...

February 04, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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