Fostering new ties with the Huntingdon 4H

The Huntingdon 4h will be back every week for the 2017 summer markets. The partnership began in the fall of 2016 when the group approached the Farmers’ Market to partner for a weekend event, a zucchini race. Producers provided the raw materials and the event was a big success: one thing lead to another and the group began attending markets with popcorn and drinks, and eventually cotton candy. All proceeds from sales were being donated to causes such as prizes for the cow show at Ormstown fair.

There were no prizes in 2016 so the cow show didn’t run – if that were to happen two years in a row, Ormstown could loose its official fair status, making the 4H’s work all the more important.

“We love having them here,” says market coordinator Ian Ward. The kids are fantastic, and they’re learning a lot about market sales and customer service, and the 4H is extremely important for the future of farming in the Valley. The Market is very happy to be able to help out in any way we can.”

As an added bonus, the group’s presence has brought many more young people to the market, contributing to the lighthearted and fun atmosphere.

The 4H plans to be at the market every Wednesday for the 2017 season.

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