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The Bethlehem Farmers’ Market will host a “Green” Community Day on September 4th to promote sustainability awareness in the Lehigh Valley.
At next Thursday’s market, it won’t only be about buying local produce and baked goods. For the first time, the Market is hosting a “Green” Community Day that they are planning to hold annually every fall.
The Community Day is scheduled for September 4, 2008 from 12-4 pm at Campus Square (New and Morton Sts. in south Bethlehem).
Local, environmentally conscious groups, businesses, and organizations will be there to educate and inform patrons on the importance of sustainability and to show attendees the many ways they can make a difference right here in the Lehigh Valley.
Local groups represented at the event will be the Alliance for Sustainable Communities- Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Food Co-Op, Clothesline Organics, The City of Bethlehem Bureau of Recycling, and Lehigh’s own Environmental Initiative.
Dork Sahagian, Earth and Environmental Science professor and chair of Lehigh’s Environmental Initiative at Lehigh comments, "it's wonderful that the community has a chance to become more aware of the options for sustainable living in the Lehigh Valley and that groups promoting sustainability have a chance to get together to build on each others efforts".
The local groups represented at the event are in addition to the nine vendors represented weekly at the Farmers’ Market. The Community Day will also feature live music by Crush Duo and giveaways.
The market, which has been extended to run until mid October, provides a unique shopping opportunity unequal to what customers typically find at a grocery store. At the Bethlehem Farmers’ Market, customers can sample the goods, develop relationships with the vendors, learn about unique food varieties and cooking tips, and greet their neighbors. The market supports farming and sustainability in the Lehigh Valley.