West Chester Growers Market

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Allow Myself to Introduce...Myself...

Hello! I thought it might be appropriate to quickly introduce myself, as you might be wondering who the "Steph A" is that has recently be posting on this blog.

So, as you might have gathered, my name is Steph, and I am a native West Chesterian, as is my husband, Bill. We were both born in Chester County Hospital and graduates from Henderson High School and West Chester University. We moved away briefly, but couldn't stand being away for more than a year. It is our intention to grow old and gray in West Chester, raising our children (at this point we have just one, Lucy) with the same passion for this town as we have.

I am currently taking on the new life of a stay-at-home mom, and all that entails. I also have a dangerous relationship with Ice Cream. My husband is an English teacher for the West Chester Area School District, and loves every minutes of it. His newest endeavor is commuting the 3 miles to work on a '79 Schwinn bicycle he purchased off of Craigslist. Lucy, our 11 month old, is still getting a grasp on what this world is all about. She has a big personality, and I believe she finds life humorous, because she laughs a LOT.

We love the community here, and feel that the West Chester Grower's Market embodies the sense of camaraderie and spirit that we ourselves love to foster. Having grown up here, it is meaningful to find a group that appreciates this area as much as we do. Buy Fresh, Buy Local has become an important cause for us, as we have begun to understand the value of our environment, local agriculture, local business and community. We are taking small steps to become more earth-friendly, and we know that every step makes a difference. So, while we still have a long way to go, we are heading in the right direction.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to chronicle my experiences at the WCGM, as I recently entered the blogging world a few months ago. I started my other blog as a place to unload and process about my new life as a stay-at-home mother/my love for cooking and baking/my journey to be more Green/other various and sundry things. I am looking forward to shifting my focus for THIS blog, and sharing about my weekly trips to the Market.

I hope that you can find good information about what is going on at the Market and upcoming events. Even more, I hope you can get a real glimpse into the world of a passionate Market Goer. Feel free to contact me or leave comments with your own thoughts, experiences or ways the WCGM has inspired your life!

Hope to see you this Saturday morning!

2 Comments:

Blogger Ellen said...

We're delighted to welcome you to our WCGM family, Steph. Thank you for offering to tell our readers all about our market. Your enthusiasm can't help but be contagious!

June 24, 2009 12:16 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

We're delighted to welcome you to our WCGM family, Steph. Thank you for offering to tell our readers all about our market. Your enthusiasm can't help but be contagious!

June 24, 2009 1:42 PM  

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