You Offer the Abundance of Our Communities
behalf of the members, staff and board of our Co-op Food Stores, we congratulate all the farmers, vendors and
volunteers who have made the Norwich Farmers Market an extraordinary success these
past 40 years. From its opening in 1977 to this day, it remains cherished as a vibrant resource of food, craft, flowers and music.
The founding of the Norwich Farmers Market—like so many locally owned ventures—came about through the hard work of people offering quality products at fair prices to their neighbors. We are grateful for the day when a few local farmers brought their idea for an outdoor market to our Co-op board of directors. Providing a parcel of Co-op land was the natural way to cooperate.
Customers were quickly drawn to the ideals of knowing your farmer, valuing local economic impact and sharing conversation at a local outdoor market on a Saturday morning—principles nearly forgotten in the 1970s, but soon revived by farmers and food producers around our region and beyond.
So, we commend the work of the founders and of the countless individuals who have made the Norwich Farmers Market a great success. You have helped to spread the farm-to-plate movement throughout our region and nourished our families along the way.
Anthony Roisman, Board Chair
Edward Fox, General Manager
Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society