The Vicksburg Farmers’ Market opened for the season June 5 with a special recognition of Sue Moore and her dream of a successful market.
Activities beneath the Pavilion stopped as Sue’s sons, Scott and Chris, joined Kim Klein, treasurer of the Farmer’s Market, as she read a eulogy:
“The Vicksburg Farmers’ Market has lost a very dear friend. Sue was our matriarch and a visionary who encouraged us with her hard work and determination.
“Sue Moore was that rare individual who lived her life with a ‘giving’ heart. Sue gave to her family, her friends and more importantly to her community. Sue’s imprint on the farmers’ market will be lasting and we will miss her beautiful smile and boundless energy as she greeted vendors, customers and volunteers each Friday afternoon during the market season.
“It was Sue’s vision and dream to establish a farmers’ market in our community. Sue’s mission was to create a gathering place for friends and families to enjoy fresh quality fruits and vegetables grown and harvested by our local farmers.
“Sue developed close relationships with our farmers, our vendors, and our customers. In many ways, the market was her ‘home’ and she greeted and welcomed everyone in to share the music, the laughter, and a wonderful selection of foods.
“We will honor Sue’s memory by growing and expanding the market in the coming years.
“Thank you, dear friend, for your vision, your leadership, and your spirit.”
Chris Moore voiced the hope that the group could take what his mother helped create and work to make it even stronger and more sustainable.
The ceremony ended as Scott and Chris turned on the overhead lights, a job Sue did each week, reminding everyone present of Sue’s bright energy.