The Vermont Farmers Market Association has named Jack Crowther as its Person of the Year for 2018.
Crowther has been an editor for the Rutland Herald and worked hard to highlight the connection of clean water and food to health. He’s donated countless hours and resources to the Vermont Farmers Market Association farmacy ( VFFC’s food is medicine program), root words (a VFFC/ Sage National Endowment for the Humanities grant) and wrote the story of Lincoln Iron Works for the Rutland Historical Society.
“Jack epitomizes someone who cares, serves and gives freely to his community. He has donated his time, energy, skills and resources to make Rutland a better place to live” said FVVC President Greg Cox in a press release.
Crowther is also an avid fiddle player and has made a fiddle and banjo from scratch both of which he has donated, along with lessons which he donated to raise money for the many community programs run by the VFFC. Each year he purchases tickets to the food center’s harvest festival to be given to community members who could not otherwise afford to attend. “Jack is an example of a person whose life will show he has given more than he has received,” Cox said. The next time you see jack around town or at market thank him for his service!