Sadly, this year we were not allowed to return to the Community Market of Blacksburg. No explanation was given as to why and we were not told until Wednesday, three days before the first market day. We fall within the mileage distance to vend at the market and we turned in our application before the deadline. We really do not understand what would cause them to deny our application.
What makes this even more painful, is that we supported the market and the management throughout their battle with the town council over the zoning issue. We used our Facebook page to help get the word out and drum up support for the market during that time. This has been a hard pill to swallow for us.
Not only does this hurt us, but also folks like you that have come to count on us being there. We are still committed to serving the folks of Blacksburg and helping you to put the best food on your table for your family.
We will not be pushed out that easily.
We plan to still be in Blacksburg two days per week. We are calling this the Community Food Club. The plan is to be in Blacksburg for one to two hours. We will be there on Saturdays for sure. The other day will be up to you. And we have set up a poll to allow you to choose the day.
We have set up a special email list through which you will be able to place your weekly orders (we promise not to spam you, but you will receive a weekly email asking what you would like to order that week). We will bring extra with us to the drop point just in case you forgot to order something in the email. Plus, if you bring a friend with you, we would like to help them too.
We are saddened to have to take this route. We really enjoy being at the markets talking with folks that happen by our booth and the other vendors. But, this is what we have been handed and we must make the best of it.