To the editor:

I was pleased to read the article about the farmers’ market in Andover (and North Andover) and the efforts by many to ensure food security for local residents.

Although I have been to the market many times, I was not aware that Farmer Dave is a former Peace Corps volunteer, having served in Ecuador, and I was encouraged by his service to become a farmer and make sure that people can have access to nutritious food.

Peace Corps service overseas is just the beginning of a lifelong commitment to service, and Dave Dumaresq’s story is a true example of this.

The Peace Corps is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and we are fortunate that the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation supports this important program, a legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Kay Berthold Frishman

Peace Corps volunteer, Uruguay, 1965-67

Andover

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