Chamber Ambassadors host at Farmers Market

Chamber Ambassadors from the Hope Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Hospitality Table at Hope Farmers Market this morning and brought a wide variety of tasty treats and refreshments for market patrons. Ambassador Coordinator Angelica Manzanares said she and fellow ambassadors were thrilled to be at the market today. "We're excited to be able to host the Hospitality Table here today and share with people who we are and what we do," Manzanares said. "Hopefully, we can get more people to join us as ambassadors in our mission to give back to the community in any way we can. Plus, we want to show our support to the local farmers and vendors who come out here each week and provide a valuable service to Hope and Hempstead County."

Also in attendance at the market today was the team from Hope Public Schools ABC Pre-K with information for citizens about their programs, in addition to Logan Adamson with The Hope ConneXion Outrach Center who shared with guests info about the organization's Garden Box Adoption Drive. This morning was Adamson's first time at Hope Farmers' Market and he said he was enjoying the event. "It's exciting!" he said. Other vendors on the scene providing fresh fruit and veggies, baked goods, and/or homemade wares were Arnold Farms, Poppy's Pies, Papa's Honey, Reynolds Farm, Silvey Farm, Young Sprouts, BC Farms, Farm on the Hill, Aunt Fern's Fried Pies, Carolyn's Kitchen, Salinas Farms, and Marlon Ward. Ward is new to the market this year with her flowers and crafts.

The Farmers Market is open every Tuesday morning from 7am to 11am at the Hub in downtown Hope. Next week's host for the Hospitality Table will be Hempstead County Extension Homemakers.

Kimberly Hernandez won the drawing this week for the basket of goodies.