Marching On!

March 1st,2024

Happy March, St. Isidore Family!

March 1 marks three years of Community Markets Inc. existing! Happy birthday, CMI! The St. Isidore Market is just one avenue for CMI to make healthy food grown by local farmers more accessible to our community, but especially to the underserved. Revenues from the mobile markets go back into supporting food security efforts like CMI’s Food Box Giveaways which provides farm fresh food for families in need. Read on to learn more and see what’s new this week at our Market! Start Your Order.

  • Celebrate March & St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish classic: Irish Soda Bread from Bolivar Bread Bakery! This recipe is Bolivar Bread owner Katie’s grandma’s recipe – so it’s authentically old-world Irish for sure! While you’re indulging your Irish side, choose from a dozen other varieties of small batch, locally made breads. Shop Bolivar Bread Bakery.
  • Today marks 3 years for Community Markets Inc., but it also officially kicks off the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Unity Campaign! CMI is participating for the first time in this annual United Way fundraiser that brings together nonprofits from around the Eastern Panhandle of WV to fundraise together for various projects and causes that each nonprofit has. Through March 15, CMI is raising $26,400 to purchase a larger refrigerated trailer so that more families in need are fed and our Market can grow and accommodate the increasing demand for affordable groceries from local farms. Why donate to CMI through the Unity Campaign? Your donations to CMI through United Way during the Unity Campaign is matched $0.30 – $0.60 on the dollar thanks to match funds from United Way. While the money is donated to United Way, 100% of it is passed on to CMI. Please help us reach our goal and make your donations go further! To donate online go HEREtext UNITY2035 to 71777, or write a check to United Way of the Eastern Panhandle with “Unity Campaign – CMI” in the memo and either bring it to next week’s Market or mail it to 24 District Way #201, Martinsburg, WV 25404. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your generosity!

Enjoy our Market’s selection of over 200 local foods and products! We look forward to seeing you all this Thursday, March 7th, from 5-6:30 pm at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV!

Remember the poor in your Lenten alms.

Get Involved! Help the St. Isidore Market grow by: 1) Forwarding this email to a friend. 2) Liking and sharing St. Isidore Market on Facebook. 3) Making a Donation to Community Markets Inc. so we can increase access to healthy food in our community. 4) Sharing our promotional flyers with others. 5) Volunteering at the Market. An extra set of hands always helps things run more smoothly! Contact me for more details.

Order Now

Img 8166

Enjoy Irish Soda Bread from Bolivar Bread Bakery – fit for St. Patrick himself!