Letters to the Editor Oct. 08, 2011

By Del Norte Triplicate Readers October 10, 2011 05:55 pm

Sat. farmers market has bumper crop, schedule extended to Nov.

While the Crescent City Farmers Market may have gotten off to a slow start because of the weather, there is a bumper crop of fruits and produce available at the market, through the entire month of October, and now it’s been decided to continue through November.

Local support for our community’s Saturday Market has been incredible. Visitors and market supporters have been greeted by 40–50 vendors setting up each Saturday morning, along with food, entertainment and live music.

For our local farmers, their season is in full swing, with truckloads of produce arriving each Saturday. Farmers have plenty of produce, still in the ground, and will have sufficient produce to keep the Crescent City Farmers Market open, each Saturday, in the fairgrounds parking lot, rain or shine. In celebration of our local bountiful harvest, the Market is promoting a “Buy Out the Farmers and Put Up for Winter” campaign. 

Because the community feels the market is such a vital part of our community and our food resources, arrangements are currently being made with the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, to rent the Arts & Craft building each Saturday in November from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (the October hours are 9 a.m.–1 p.m.) Those using EBT cards will be able to do so through the market season.

We would like to thank our farmers, craftsmen, entertainers and supporters for making this year’s Crescent City Farmers Market a tremendous success. It is a program of Rural Human Services.

Ron Phillips, market manager

Crescent City

Area needs to be vigilant in face of increased theft, drug activity

Thanks to the Triplicate’s Adam Spencer for his excellent coverage (“Thefts spur neigh-bors to organize,” Oct. 4) of the recent burg-laries in our neighborhood surrounding Blackwell, between Boulder and Pine Grove, and between Lake Earl and Railroad. As a result, the Neighborhood Watch organizational meeting on Tues-day at Pelican Bay Church was very well-attended.

Pastor Russ Green and the other pastors in town have also met recently with the Sheriff’s Office to help keep our neighborhoods safe.

Due to the poor economy and the state prison realignment, Crescent City needs to fight back against increasing drug and theft activity. Tim Athey from the Sheriff’s Office spoke at the meeting and warned us to watch the houses and streets in our neighborhood for anyone or anything “that doesn’t look right.”

Make eye contact and say hello to make passersby realize that you see them, which often is enough to get them to move on.  They are looking for unoccupied houses to rob, and they usually work in the daytime. Don’t hesitate to call 911 to report anything suspicious and include as much detail as possible.

Please call the Sheriff’s Office at 464-9521 to meet with Tim Athey and start a Neighborhood Watch in your area. Tell your neighbors when you will be gone and exchange phone numbers.  Let’s drive these predators off our streets.

Joan Miles

Crescent City