2008: FIELD WORK
The initial talks for what would eventually become Farmers & Artisans began in the winter of 2008. Several producers, who had become acquainted as farmer’s market vendors, began discussing the possibility of a year-round brick and mortar venue. The hope was that it would become a focal point for the local food community, creating connections between producer and consumer, and become a place of education. From these initial discussions, Julie Blackman, David Setzer and Jo El Drajem decided to make the investment, and Farmers & Artisans became a reality.