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No one asked me to write this letter.

I got to thinking about how Farmer's Markets vendors have only one day a week of revenue, to support advertising. Next time you are thankful for the Stevensville Farmer's Market and memories, consider helping with their 2018 advertising.

To date, the food and craft market advertises in only the Bitterroot Star. They need to advertise in both local newspapers.

Helping advertise a win-win-win. Consumers benefit with high-quality food, and crafts. Local people benefit from additional income streams. Mid-valley benefits from a warm-hearted community event.

After talking to main street merchants, I talked to Market Master Stacie Barker. Guess what she said?

Stevensville Farmers Market would definitely appreciate help with their 2018 advertising budget. They make decisions by consensus. They want to grow summer and winter.

Now in their third location, they are starting a new market. For the first time, there will be a Farmers' Market for crafters during the holiday season.

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They will put to good use donations to advertise for the first-ever Stevi Holiday Farmer's Market for crafters. It's at the American Legion Post, Dec. 16. A public market including only Stevi Farmer's Market crafters.

Consider a donation and marking 12/16 on your calendars.

Next year there will be even more summer and winter vendors.

It's a first-ever event, so talk it up with friends and relatives. Some of the same art, household art, household items, glass and jewelry crafters from the summer Farmers’ Market will market at the American Legion Post 94, at 754 Middle Burnt Fork road.

How to make a donation for advertising the holiday market, and/or the 2018 advertising budget? Easy to do, see Stacie Barker at Customer Service, at Stevensville Super 1 Foods!

Bob Williams, Stevensville

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