All of us at the Brattleboro Farmers Market mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Melanie Long (Mel), who died suddenly last week. Mel had a booth at Market for the last 5 years, performing hand and foot massages.
Following Saturday's Market we held a memorial service for Mel . Those who knew Mel, both personally and through her work, spoke of her memorable life and work, and of her influence on those around her.
After our remembrances, we joined in a circle dance, and then planted a tree in her memory. Mel will be missed at Market. May she forever dance with the faeries.