Hopefully, downtown farm market returns next year

Posted 26 August 2013 at 12:00 am

To the Editor:

What a statement about Albion. Here we are trying to revitalize downtown, make Albion an attractive place for people to visit, shop, appreciate our heritage (agricultural, historic and cultural), and a farm market has to close due to worries about potential “bad behavior.”

I am currently on vacation in the Adirondacks, but could not resist keeping up on happenings back home. Reading the article in The Hub was disturbing to say the least.

I stopped at Vendetti Farms at the Bank Street site two Sundays ago. I thought it was a good start to what should have grown to be a regular feature for downtown, a farmers market. The Vendettis were polite and my family enjoyed the produce I brought home.

My older brother Jack and his wife Karen who live in Virginia had suggested such a feature about five years ago in letters to Albion officials. Now it has to close for the season. Let’s hope next summer brings renewed hope that differences can be set aside for the good of our village and we cooperate for the benefit of all.

Al Capurso