To the editor:

I serve with Janice Phillips on the Farmers Market executive team, where she has served as volunteer coordinator since 2018, and as a volunteer since its founding.

Year round we gather to plan the upcoming season, and each summer Sunday we work to ensure the market is a success, tackling everything from tent setup and assisting customers to adapting to sudden changes like those brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.

Together we have built a thriving downtown market with opportunities for our schools to raise funds, and where our neighbors can access fresh local food and artisan creations while supporting our local farmers and small businesses.

Phillips has worked especially hard to get our Veterans Food Security Program off the ground, an initiative she will now oversee as our coordinator of external programs.

Whenever she sees a need or an opportunity to improve, Phillips rolls up her sleeves and gets to work.

I am thrilled to support her effort to bring her hard work, talent and love of community to the North Andover Select Board.

Christine Allen

Treasurer

North Andover Farmers Market

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