Mirador Retirement Community Earth Day Farmer’s Market

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After previously strict safety protocols due to the pandemic, organizers said it was a great event for residents to start interacting with the public again.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Mirador Retirement Community opened its arms to the public on Friday to celebrate Earth Day. The residents organized a farmer’s market for the enjoyment of the community and had fun doing it!

Mirador resident Trudy Kenyon shared her excitement, “This is the first farmer’s market we’ve ever had here and what an exciting thing! I have a dear friend, who is here, and my eyes are on his carrot cakes.”

There were several vendors from all over the area selling everything from fresh produce to plants, baked goods and even homemade salsa. Some of the exhibits have even been grown by the residents themselves in their own community garden.

Residents were also able to enjoy outdoor cooking demonstrations, including a fried green tomato lesson. All the event food was a big hit with the crowd.

After previously strict safety protocols due to the pandemic, organizers said it was a great event for residents to get back outside and interact with the community again.

The Mirador’s lifestyles and wellbeing director, Ely Rhea, told 3NEWS: “It’s so nice to see people coming in and out of the car park again. I think that’s the thing they proudest when we host an event like this is that we welcome the community.”

Food and Beverage Manager Hannah Paraboschi shared Rhea’s excitement over the social aspect of the event. “It’s amazing to be able to get residents out and be social with each other again, now that we’re coming to the end of COVID. It’s great to see them in good spirits and to know that they survived to another pandemic. It warms my heart, it makes me so happy.”

In true Earth Day spirit, proceeds from sales will go to the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

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