It was a New Year’s Eve of sorts at the Chamberlain Acres’ Winter Farmers Market in Elmira’s southside.
Shoppers at the farmers market stopped by to pick up fresh produce and to drop off their wishes for 2018 by taking a piece of paper and writing what they want to get rid of from the year that’s ending and throwing the paper into a fire.
Starting the year healthy is a common resolution as Elmira resident Bob Bell is thankful for health, he beat cancer about 6 weeks ago.
“It took about eight months, I went to Elmira at Arnot and these people are just unbelievable, just great, great people,” said Bell.
For Sue Rosplock, the new year is a time to declutter.
“I just wrote on this little piece of paper here that I’m going to do a better job at cleaning out the house that is next door to ours because my mom lived there,” said Rosplock. “She died last year and she was a saver of stuff so I’m working very hard at trying to get that taken care of and it’s a hard road, physically and emotionally, but as time goes by, it gets a lot easier.”
Liz Martin, farmer of Muddy Fingers Farm in Hector is looking forward to some cleaning in 2018.
“I’m very excited to be able to wash produce in our brand new barn this year and we’re going to finish it really soon, it’s almost done,” said Martin.
Mike Lynd tells 18 News he just wants to end 2017 on a good note.
“Don’t usually do resolutions but this year the biggest goal is just to have a much better year than last year, I mean that’s the bottom line,” said Lynd.