March 2, 2008

The Search For An Organic Compound

Chemists everywhere are cringing. The good news is that I don't have to pass my post titles by them. It looks as though the Public Market is getting ever closer to a permanent building. But they need a final nudge in order to open the doors by summer. And if you haven't been there, make a point of it. Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The following article is from Lyle over at the Downtown Phoenix Journal:

The Downtown Phoenix Public Market which operates at 721 N Central, between McKinley and Pierce St's on Saturdays and now on Wednesday evenings is thriving. The outdoor operation, which just celebrated it's 3rd Anniversary (Hope I got that right!) is doing very well. If you haven't visited the market, you really should go check it out. The locals love it!

The Market which is operated by Community Food Connections, a non-profit organization committed to alleviating hunger and creating food self-sufficiency in Arizona is about to embark on a new and exciting expansion of the Market into a 4,000 square foot building adjacent to the Outdoor Market. In this space, you will be able to stop by 6 days a week in a climate controlled environment and buy your goods which will include Arizona produce, dairy, eggs, meat & poultry. Also, prepared foods, breads, pastries, fresh flowers and while you're there you will be able to check your e-mail using the free wireless internet at their coffee bar.

The Market would like to launch this new store in Summer of 2008. In order to do that, they need to raise $50,000 by April to begin renovations on the building. If you would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation, contact Cindy Gentry, the Executive Director of the Market at cgentry@foodconnect.org or at 602 493 5231 or send your donations to Community Food Connections at P.O. Box 22216, Phoenix, AZ 85028.


Shopping there definitely helps, but the market itself is an organization in apparent need of its own financial help. As the article said, all donations are tax-deductible. Speaking of donations, my birthday is on Thursday. Unfortunately, the IRS won't give you a kick-back for hooking me up. I asked, but no dice.

Cheers,
Sam
"People spend money when and where they feel good."
Walt Disney

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