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Brian Garner
Gloria Kellerhals, left, with the Catawba Farm & Food Coalition, flanked by Theodore Feaster’s son Maury and his widow Von, shows the plaque dedicated to the late Market manager.
"A Master Gardener of people"

The weather was fine, the vegetables were crisp and some of the tables at the Chester Farmers & Artisans Market were occupied. It looked like a great opening season for the market. There was only one thing missing: Market Manager Theodore Feaster wasn't at the market to welcome shoppers. But he was there in spirit.

Feaster whose name for a long time had been synonymous with any good thing or special event happening at the market, passed away in February. It was fitting that his contributions to the market were honored on the opening of the season for the market.