This past weekend, on Sunday, the MarketShare team joined the MLK Business Association, HomeSight, and Feet First on a food tour of South Seattle’s Othello Neighborhood. We had so much fun sampling food, learning about the history of Othello’s business district, and getting to know the other tour participants who all love trying new foods as much as we do!
We are happy to announce the launch of the Campaign for King Street! That's right, MarketShare is organizing our community to build a permanent food market that empowers refugee and immigrant small business owners, enriches the greater Seattle community, and fills all of our bellies up with delicious food in the historic King Street Station.
This Monday is World Refugee Day. It’s a day for celebrating the culturally rich communities that now call Seattle home. It’s a day for remembering the experiences of our neighbors. It’s a day for recognizing our continuing journey toward a more just world, where there is a place for every member.
"What Winston Churchill once said of architecture — ‘First we shape our buildings, and then they shape us’ — might also be said of cooking. First we cooked our food, and then our food cooked us.”
No matter where you go, people are people, and food is food. That’s one way of looking at it. The other way of looking at it is this: people are PEOPLE. And food is FOOD. The whole is always more than the sum of its parts!
MarketShare is excited to introduce our first class of MarketShare Fellows! Congratulations to both Jackie and Rosario! Follow their journey here on our blog as they build mobile food businesses from the ground up to feed hungry Seattle foodies like you!
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