So I was looking for information on a farm I like at East Goshen Farmers’ Market this morning and put “East Goshen Farmers Market” into Google and hit enter. What came up somewhat surprised and shocked me for the petty of it all. The OLD East Goshen Farmers Market page that was from when the “ladies’ of Growing Roots Partners was running it. The http://www.eastgoshenfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/ .
O.k. so I could get it when it was earlier in the season and everyone is running around pre-markets to set up that this should stay up, but now? Now it is just sour grapes on the part of Growing Roots Partners. I think (and it is o.k. for me to have this opinion) that they are just being petty at this point. They leave the OLD site up just to confuse and make people think that East Goshen no longer has a farmers market. Talk about PMS (Post Market Syndrome).
Growing Roots Partners should exhibit some style and take what they want off their OLD east Goshen site and then take the blogspot down – it is the right thing to do.
I will note that I checked out the market last weekend in Malvern. I found it cramped and constipated and it sort of had an “urban” feel. And it also wasn’t very crowded and last Satuday was a beautiful morning. Yes there were farmers I had missed but the layout of the Malvern market is such that I will still go find those farmers elsewhere (if they are allowed to be elsewhere).
I like to support all markets, but on Saturday mornings my preference is still the West Chester Growers Market for a weekend market. It is not a huge market, but it is well laid out and flows.
When Malvern Farmers Market’s owners Growing Roots Partners grows up I will be happy to check out that market again. Their market layout seems to reflect the market managers’ personalities. Sorry I don’t like petty and leaving an old website up to deliberately confuse the public is wrong. And I don’t want to hear they don’t know how to take it down because that is why they call it “push button publishing” – it is so simple a five year old can take it down.