Farmers Market

Happy official first day of summer! As the kids are wondering how to fill their summer days now that school is out, why not take them over to the local farmers market?

The ladies over at the Mumbling Mommy blog give plenty of reasons why you should take children to your local farmers market.

Whether it’s your children, your entire family or just yourself, do you have any plans for heading over to your community farmer’s market soon?

Tell us about your community’s farmers market! Are you a community bank who sponsors a market in your town? Let us know! We’re always encouraging people to bank local, dine local and shop local.

Each Friday this May, be on the lookout for Go Local’s Friday Farmers Market posts. We’re highlighting the great works community banks from across the country do with their local markets.

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Citizens Bank of Edmond Goes Local With Oklahoma Farmers Market

Citizens Bank of Edmond, which has helped customers in Oklahoma for more than 112 years, has always been in touch with their local community. When it comes to helping folks find fresh produce, the bank continues to be forward thinking!

Located right across the street from the local Edmond, Okla., farmers market, Citizens employees have the opportunity to interact with shoppers and vendors. After observing for a bit, new in 2013, the bank is providing reusable grocery bags for farmers market customers to carry their fresh fruits, veggies and other locally made goods. These bags not only remind customers the importance of going local and to “go green,” but also provides an easy way to transport local products home.

Every spring, bank employees are some of the most excited Edmond residents to see the farmers market come back to town!

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Tell us about your community’s farmers market! Are you a community bank who sponsors a market in your town? Let us know! We’re always encouraging people to bank local, dine local and shop local.

Each Friday this May, be on the lookout for Go Local’s Friday Farmers Market posts. We’re highlighting the great works community banks from across the country do with their local markets.

Oklahoma local bank helps teachers in Moore

When it comes to helping out their communities, an Oklahoma bank was willing to bust out all the stops. According to this article in The Oklahoman, BancFirst essentially put money into the teachers’ bank accounts to make up for missing paychecks that were as result of the devastating tornadoes that swept through Moore in May.

Have you seen any examples of local banks in your area doing great works in the community? Let us know!

Buffalo Bank CEO Reminds People That Community Banks Are a Big Deal!

Martin Birmingham, president and CEO of Financial Institutions, explains why he believes that banking with a community bank is a big deal. Check out the story on the Buffalo News website.

Green Tree Farmers Market Gets Local Bank’s Help

Allegheny Valley Bank was founded on community support, solving the financial needs of our clients and supporting the economy through gainful employment. More than a century later, we are proud to serve the same mission. Our employees are encouraged to take an active role in our communities. It helps to further solidify our presence in the Pittsburgh market and provides employees the ability to develop relationships with local consumers.

One initiative of community support is the sponsorship of a local farmers market in the Green Tree neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Allegheny Valley Bank has supported this farmers market since the inaugural season in 2008. The Farmers Market begins the 3rd Thursday in May and runs every Thursday through the end of October. The market is held in Green Tree Park from 4 to 7 p.m. Local vendors have lots to offer – fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, meats, cheeses, pasta and more!

Allegheny Valley Bank

Allegheny Valley Bank’s sponsorship enables the Borough to produce signage advertising the Farmers Market throughout the community. Banners and posters are displayed in Green Tree area schools and the local business district. Allegheny Valley Bank’s 26-foot inflatable balloon also helps promote the Farmers Market! Similar to a billboard, our balloon can be placed roadside at community events, at branch offices, and can be used year round. Because of its presence over the years, the balloon serves as a landmark for the Green Tree Farmers Market.

Now entering its sixth season, Allegheny Valley Bank continues to support the farmers market. Our employees have volunteered countless hours throughout these past six years representing the bank at a booth each week. They enjoy greeting the farmers market patrons. We often hold free raffles and answer any banking-related questions visitors might have. Our on-site presence has created brand awareness and strengthened our relationship with the Green Tree community.

– Andrew W. Hasley, president & CEO, Allegheny Valley Bank

Tell us about your community’s farmers market! Are you a community bank who sponsors a market in your town? Let us know! We’re always encouraging people to bank local, dine local and shop local.

Each Friday this May, be on the lookout for Go Local’s Friday Farmers Market posts. We’re highlighting the great works community banks from across the country do with their local markets.

Local banks to finance wastewater project

Four local Le Mars, Iowa banks are working together to help benefit their community by funding a wastewater project! Learn more by checking out the Le Mars Daily Sentinel story!