Youth jam making and visit to Potton market

Youth jam making and visit to  Potton market
Jacob Vanier gives a jar of jam to a vendor at the Potton Market. (Photo : Ethan Ball)

By Mable Hastings
The Scoop

A small group of youth joined Missisquoi North Youth Centre (CABMN) Coordinator, Ethan Ball and summer Assistant, Kate Eldridge for a jam making session followed by a trip to the Potton Public Market on Saturday, July 3.
The group began at the Youth Centre preparing strawberries and then used them to make jam that they bottled to share as a gift to vendors at the market, as well as delivering some to key community people in the town. The remaining jars will be given out to seniors as a gift from the Mansonville Agricultural Youth Organization/Jeunes Agriculteurs de Potton (MAYO/JAM) project being offered at the CABMN Youth Centre.
With a basket full of jars of jam, the youth and leaders found their way to the market, located in the heart of Mansonville at the Round Barn site. A first trip for most to the market, this gave the youth an opportunity to see what the market is all about. Vendors were a little surprised when the youth approached each one with a free jar of freshly prepared jam, handed over with both pride and a smile. The MAYO/JAM project of the CABMN, a non-profit charitable organization serving the western sector of the MRC Memphremagog will have an information booth on Saturday, July 10 at the Bolton-Est Market and the following week at the Potton Market to promote their programs.
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