Our neighborhood was in dire need of a dose of freshness and new energy. It has a great old train system (SEPTA) and a group of long-time independent merchants, but like any older neighborhood, needs injections of life from time to time to keep competitive with the seemingly inevitable draw to the big box stores, the newer strip malls in outer lying suburbs and the like. This Market has done many things--first and foremost, support local farmers and crafters in their business and providing residents with wonderful seasonal produce and flowers. But more than that, it has become a terrific Saturday morning gathering spot, people talking with old friends and getting to know new neighbors. People learning about local trends and issues that could affect their community. Thanks, Glenside Farmers' Market! Keep up the good work.