Tabling at Farmer’s Markets

by Cara Jensen

Connie and I were at the University City farmer’s market on Saturday, 17 July to raise awareness of our branch and provide information about WILPF. It was a beautiful overcast, slightly breezy day so we were pleased to find a peach tree nearby that provided some appropriate weights for our materials! We chose generalist brochures and sheets that emphasized the perspective of women, but thought we could easily have something more direct action/petition about state or national issues when needed. We had our “elevator speech” taped to our side of the table for easy reference <smile>. As we were set up near the entrance, we were able to greet everyone who walked by. We met someone from the St. Louis Food Bank who wanted our information to connect us into an effort she mentioned, and we also visited with a woman who was a member during the 1980s!! We hope to contact her for our centennial birthday party.

Overall it was successful, with people taking our cards and wanting to see our new website – if you see us at your next farmer’s market, please stop by to say hello!

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