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Summer Kick Off Party

21 Jun

It’s a testament to a good party when no one is hanging out inside the air conditioning when it feels like 105 degrees with 100% humidity. That was just what happened last night at the 1st Annual Summer Kick off Party for the Woodbine Farmers Market. An estimated 150 neighborhood people came out to support the Market, enjoy the party, and meet new friends. I joked that I hadn’t met about 75% of the guests until last night, but was friend’s with everyone on Facebook. Ah, the power of social networking. More than that though, it was a beautiful picture of community. We are part of something very special here in Woodbine, something I don’t think Nashville has seen yet. We are cultivating real community, and learning what it means to live life with our neighbors. People undoubtedly showed up for free food, great music, and even better cocktails, but more than that people showed up because they wanted to belong to something and share in an vision that is only possible through people coming together and embracing their differences and celebrating life. That is what we have in this little untapped jewel of Nashville. Whether you call it Woodbine, Flatrock, Glencliff, Salder, or Radnor we have become an unstoppable force and I am so thankful to be a part of it. Thank you to Baja Burrito, Foxy’s Baking Company, Kazique’s Latin Band, our awesome bartenders- DJ Murphy and Sy Sybert, Toby Leonard and Sy for setting up and supplying the sound, those of you who came to set up and clean up- Connie Michael, Amanda Ball, Mike Odmark, Cindy Murphy, Emily Keafer, Beth Matthews, David Sierra, Bryn Samuels and Tamara Price. And thank you to all who came out and supported the event, it was such a success!

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Donate

3 Jun

I’ve never felt comfortable asking people for money. In my overly optimistic mind, I thought I could fund this little project through my personal purse. Well this little project has turned into something much bigger, and my wallet is now empty.

The beautiful thing about this project is that it is truly a community supported idea. Everyone that has helped, contributed and supported this idea have all lived in our neighborhood. Rather than seeking funds outside of our community, I believe it will give us all a sense of ownership and pride if the money comes from you, our neighbors. The reason we started this Market was because the people here in Woodbine/Flatrock voiced a need for fresh, local food. Please help donate so that we can really make this Market a success. All the money donated will go to advertising in English and Spanish using fliers, posters, banners, yard signage, maintain our online webpage, and bring awareness to the community about the Farmers’ Market. I thank you in advance for your generous support of bringing something great to our area of Nashville.  Woodbine really is the greatest community in Nashville!