On October 9 we had our symbolic Ground Breaking and a fabulous Fall Market featuring some of our stellar local producers. Estimates are that we had about 300 people enjoy purchasing from the vendors, walk through the outlined footprint of the Co-op, and get updates on construction. Gary Large and Jennifer Perry, of Eco Developers, staffed a tent to provide graphics and information on their company that incorporates sustainable building practices in their projects. Gary, one of the principals, told the crowd that he hopes to break ground in November and expects it will take 8-9 months to finish the project.
Below is an aerial photo before the crowds!