To the Journal editor:
A huge thank you to Tom and Susan Brian and Farmer Q's for 8 years of service to the community of Marquette. They provided reliable, fresh and reasonably-priced produce. They had knowledgeable and friendly staff.
They represented an entrepreneurial success in downtown Marquette. They provided an anchor for the farmers market, a place where you could be pretty sure to find whatever you needed for your recipe even if other vendors didn't have it and usually from Michigan not California, Mexico or Costa Rica.
In addition, and perhaps most significantly, thank you to a wonderful family, a community-spirited couple, great role models for small business owners, and the rest of us too.
We're really going to miss the Brians and Farmer Q's.