More Than A Market
Great things are happening at TVM
October is the start of a new theme for Three Village Market. For the past three years our theme has been “small but mighty”, but it’s time for a change. Over the next few months, we will be sharing how Three Village Market lives up to our new motto: More Than a Market.
As a follower of TVM, you see firsthand the work that we are doing. From the beginning, serving all members of our community has been important to us. We have been supporters of youth vending programs, vendors, programs for our children, and giving back to the Stony Brook Cancer Center.
So far this year we have not been able to give back to Stony Brook Cancer Center because of the increased costs to operate the market due to Covid-19: new signage, software, additional staff, hand wash station, masks, and monitoring customer traffic. But the year isn’t over yet and we WILL figure out a way to give back.
Back in April we asked for your input as to how we should open the outdoor market and 82% of you replied “safely” — we complied. Each week, hundreds of shoppers from Three Village and the surrounding communities shopped safely. For those who were medically unable to wear a mask at our outdoor market, we offered personal shopping and our online market —shopping safely from the comfort of your own home.
This year we were proud to introduce the FMNP program for our senior shoppers, we’ve collaborated with both Gallery North for their Annual Art Show and with the LI Explorium giving away 300 Native Plants. Just last week we were nominated in the Best Farm Stand category in the Best of Long Island for 2021— this nomination is not only for us, the TVM team, but US, the TVM community.
We’re super proud of our Mobile Market, with its Friday night pick-ups serving both local farmers and makers and our community - providing fresh local foods to those unable to come to our outdoor market. We’ve also been delivering for the past 28 weeks to those of you who have not been able to join our outdoor market.
This year we plan to operate our mobile market year-round. We hope you will continue to shop with us. You may have already noticed some new products in our online market, and more are coming soon, even some essentials not usually seen at farmers market!
Thank you from,
All the farmers, makers, bakers, volunteers and catcher of Three Village Farmers Market
P.S. If you would like to vote for our market as Best of LI, voting is open through December 15th. You may cast your vote daily for Three Village Farmers Market here.