We got ourselves yesterday to the first Saturday Market of the season with two tables: one to solicit donations and one to sell volunteer produce. Heidi Baxter (who is running a regular roadside stand of produce for the library called "Lilly the Llama's Garden" down at 713 Marine) also organized yesterday's produce sale. She put out a call for donated produce, and Shirley Cannon, Carol Clark and Craig Jacks, Louise Cassidy, Carol Liaskas, Heidi herself and I responded with various salad greens, herbs, and strawberries(!) (from Craig and Carol).
If you want to help Heidi get this going, either by making produce donations as you have extra or by working at the stand on Saturday, get in touch with Heidi (firstname.lastname@example.org). Yesterday, the produce brought in $75 (there are no fixed prices: people contribute as they choose).
Fifteen people took us up on this offer, resulting in an increase to our fundraising totals of $600, including the match. And where are we now? $210,500, according to my calculations. And we're aiming for $300,000 by the end of the year. Come see us next Saturday (10-1). Same deal, although you might also get a chance to learn to make Lavender Wands.
Extra thanks, this week, to Heidi, Judith Wolfman, Sophie, Ed Park, Margot Griffith and Fredo.