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Farmers Market Archive
Tuesday
Sep272016

Please Join Us in Supporting Amy Glass, Co-owner of Lucille’s Kitchen Garden, at the October 22 Mill City Farmers Market

Long time shoppers at the Mill City Farmers Market will remember Amy and Zoie Glass of Lucille’s Kitchen Garden and their wonderful jellies, jams and simple syrups.

 Above, Zoie and Amy Glass 

I just read this Star Trib blog post, Local food producers/customers rally for founding member who is ill, and wanted to share it with a request for all you Mill City Farmers Market patrons to join Dave and me in providing support at the October 22 MCFM.

Here are some excerpts from that blog (but please do read the entire post):

Midwest Pantry, a 200-plus member marketing organization for small local-food producers, and several local farmers markets are joining forces to help one of their own who is battling cancer.

Amy Glass, co-owner of Lucille’s Kitchen Garden, a producer of fruit jellies and jams, is fighting an aggressive, late-stage breast cancer and is no longer able to work at the company she started in 2007 with business partner, Zoie Glass, or run the operations of Midwest Pantry.

Amy and Zoie Glass, who also are married, started Midwest Pantry in 2010 with Chad Gillard, a marketing agency professional by day. Midwest Pantry members and customers at the Northeast Farmers Market on Saturday and at the Linden Hills Farmers Market on Sunday proved this is a good place in which to do business, Gillard said.

“In addition to selling a truck-full of jelly, people donated a tremendous amount," Gillard said. "Customers, market staff and fellow food creators were extremely supportive. Amy had a crowd around her when she arrived each day!”

There will be two more opportunities to participate in the “Kick Cancer – Buy Jam” fundraiser: at the Mill City Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 22, and the Midwest Pantry Shop Small Holiday Market in St. Anthony Village on Saturday, Nov. 26. A jar of Lucille’s jam will go for $7; two for $12.

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