"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 2 June 2014

When Is a Market , not just a Market nor even mainly a Market?

I haven't finished  with the material  provided by Anna Kroeplin yet. I have to tell you how an executive  is  selected, not elected.

It's similar to selection of  Vulture Board  members and Historical Society Executive.

I heard a  story and first wasn't going to tell it . Then I thought about it again. I  realised there was
something else there.

It's about the Market Manager.

It seems the manager  was twenty-years old and acknowledged a lack of social media skills when her appointment was announced.

It's not town  business. It's Market business.

But it pointed to something overlooked.

It wasn't about the young daughter of a sponsor  being hired as a manager without adequate skills.

It was about Market  promotion and contribution to the well-being of business  in competition with  Aurora business.

Why would the Town  contribute to a business entity, the Market, only  to have the entity contribute to Newmarket business  that competes with Aurora business.

By the way, I have not yet received the information requested about what the town contributes to the Aurora Farmers Market  besides giving them a location, utilities to operate and permits to vend.


Anonymous said...

I am still trying to figure out why the Market's Kroeplin brought all the negative publicity onto her own patch by refusing to deal with a quite simple problem. It marred the spring launch of the Market quite unnecessarily & may not be over yet.
I listened carefully to her presentation & concluded sadly that for a seemingly ambitious, intelligent woman, she was acting against her own best interests & those of the Market.

Anonymous said...

Please remind me, 14:55, who was the first to appear before Council regarding this "negative publicity"?

As for 'marring' the "spring launch of the Market" - how many attendees know - nevermind care - about this petty spat?

Anonymous said...

"When Is a Market , not just a Market nor even mainly a Market?"

Uh, when people have booths and they don't sell food or hand-crafted items?

Anonymous said...

16:47 & 16:51
It is not the fault of Evelyn's Blog that your wish-list is taking a hit.
& 16:51
How does that real estate salesman fit into your little pigeon boxes ? Sell a lot of food and handi-crafts, does he/she ?

Anonymous said...

I do not understand your point.
Do you expect to be able to eat History ?

Anonymous said...


If it is a market, make it a market. Quit selling "tours". Quit selling (or giving away) one person's perspecitive of history.

I remember going to the farmers' market as a kid (in a different city) and all that was there was food. That is what we need, leave the culture to other enterprises.

Anonymous said...

Did you have a bad day ?
A combination works very well in most cases. This particular one tends to be non-inclusive when it is not necessary or wise.

Anonymous said...

NB: 08:16 is not 16:51.

Anonymous said...

How the heck does a small little farmers market become this political bouncing ball. I agree with one of the past commenters description. I believe they used the word was "embarrassing". Where is the councillor who is suppose to represent this market?

Anonymous said...

That woud be Cllr Sandra Humfryes.
One never knows quite where she is.
Only that she gets really excited and enthuses over just about everything.

Anonymous said...


WHY do we need a councillor responsible for the market in the first place? That is what got us into this mess. Do we have a councillor responsible for other business that elect to do business in Aurora? Why can't the market vendors just get a permit from the Town office and leave it at that. Anyone that has something to sell can do it. I think we have made this whole thing more complex than it should be. It is just a market.

Anonymous said...

The manager who is a daughter of a sponsor is important. It speaks to nepotism. We had that when the Santa in the Christmas parade was a relative of an elected member of council.

Anonymous said...

Who suggested that was the case ? They are totally different.