Thank You and Goodnight, Ithaca Farmers Market
Gimme! Coffee will be shutting down our Ithaca Farmers Market operations on October 11, 2009. We won't be back in 2010.
The Market charter requires the owner of each business to be present for 25% of market hours. Unfortunately, I am not able to attend at that level, given my other responsibilities with Gimme. In the past, enforcement of the rule was more lax. The Board of Directors recently determined that strict enforcement of the rule is in the best interest of the Market. So, Gimme! Coffee will no longer be at the Market.
It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of this community nexus all these years. I wish we could stay, but I understand the importance of enforcing charter rules evenly. I have confidence in the Ithaca Farmer's Market Board, and that it's governance will preserve and protect this important local treasure for years to come.
We very much look forward to serving you at our Ithaca and Trumansburg locations.
All the Best,