Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Green thumbs up for farmer’s market vendors |

Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Green thumbs up for farmer’s market vendors

The Nevada Appeal’s “Silver Dollar” and “Wooden Nickel” feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.

Silver dollar: To Linda Marrone and all the vendors who made the 3rd and Curry Street Farmer’s Market such a great community event. The last market of the season was Saturday, capping a successful summer. Thanks to all the farmers, musicians, masseuses, restaurants, artists, ponies and more who make this the place to be on a Saturday morning. We’re already looking forward to next year’s fresh strawberries.

Wooden nickel: To the report that found more Americans are living in poverty. Some may try to downplay the findings by parsing the definition of “poverty,” but the fact remains that more of us are just getting by. On Tuesday, Sept. 28 the Nevada Appeal will have a list of organizations that are making a difference in our community. Check it out, and if you are in a position to help in any way, please do so. Your neighbors need it now more than ever.

Wooden nickel: To the news that Mexican drug cartels have been growing massive amounts of marijuana in what is practically our backyard. Alpine County, Calif., officials destroyed a marijuana operation last week, destroying plants that would have been worth $30 million on the street. If a hiker stumbles across one of these “grows,” it could have deadly results. They need to be weeded out and kept out for good.