What’s on your mind?

Ryan Cook of Rochester: “This allows people to open up in their own community, get to know people and support local artists and vendors.”
Nicole Cook of Rochester: “I agree with him.”
Danielle Fischer Marti of Cambria: “It’s about creating experiences for the town and an identity and pride.”
Robert Leech of New Ulm: “Keeping the flow of people coming in to see what’s new out there.”
Stacy Leech of New Ulm: “Community involvement and keeping things local.”
Cindy Stabenow of New Ulm: “People need to support it or they go away.”

Why do you think community markets are

important for smaller cities or towns?