Neighborhood Opportunity Network

Supporting one another in a time of crisis

Farmers Market: A great place to connect with our neighbors!

Posted by soriasoria on July 22, 2010

Great fresh fruit and vegetables for our neighbors!

Wednesday July 21, 2010 was our fourth visit to The Crossroads Farmers Market. What stared as 15 one on ones has grown to more than 50 personal contacts with our neighbors from Long Branch. Alicia our Network Guide from Long Branch was there connecting with new neighbors and talking about Impacts work in the community, Small business circles, ESOL and Tech Circles. Alicia has demonstrated her passion and desire to support and empower our neighbors day by day.

One line of neighbors one connection.

We made a great connection with Jose Lopez a neighbor from Long Branch selling ice cream and sodas of his van parked behind the market, he asked support on how to open his own business and be able to sell all over the neighborhood his delicious ice creams.  Connection made through our Small Business Cohort and Jose will be meeting with us next week in Quebec Terrace.

Drums, Diversity, Desire

Its great to see how community is coming together and supporting each other in the most unique ways.  Everyone is aware of the tough times but when you connect one on one with our neighbors the response is the same one ” We have to come together and support each other” its great to hear this from neighbors in the community and see how one group of people can create a space where everyone comes together as one big family.

See you next week, bring your recycled bags and buy does delicious peaches.

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