Letter to the editor – August 16, 2021

Dear editor,

The Marmaton Market is Moran’s only full-service grocery store. While hundreds of small towns across Kansas have lost their local stores, members of our community came together to ensure we were not one of them. 

The Market is owned by people in the community and exists to meet our needs, not a corporate tycoon. Local farmers have a place to sell their products, seniors with limited mobility have ready access to groceries, and everyone has a place to get their groceries.

But in order for the store to be successful, more of you need to recognize its importance and shop there. Committing even a portion of your weekly shopping dollars to help our local economy would make a big difference. You may be surprised at the quality of what is offered, the tasty, prepared food, and the friendly service. Shopping at the Marmaton Market also benefits the entire community economically. It provides jobs and keeps your shopping dollars here in the community where they benefit other businesses.

Please stop in the store and look around. Buy some local produce — try the daily deli special — talk to the staff! Sure, you can buy cheaper toilet paper at Walmart, but isn’t it nice to be in a community-owned store where you can say hi to your neighbors and don’t have to deal with crowds?

Help keep our communities healthy and shop local!

Brenda Boyle,

Eastern Allen County