Sunday, June 15, 2014

Farmers' Market...The Experiment Continues

I was at the Farmers' Market again this week and a friend sent me this photo that she took.  This was my third time at the Saturday market.  I had some plans change at the last minute last week and my husband invited me to spend the day at the market, so I did!  Both weeks the weather was beautiful and the crowds friendly and full of familiar faces.  One of my favorite aspects of the market so far is the number of old friends and acquaintances that I see!

On the experimental side...the addition of my new sun umbrella is a big bonus.  It is a "joeshade" umbrella, designed for parents attending unshaded sports events.  It's just the right size for my little set-up.  I'm using about 50 lbs of sand divided into three bags to keep the base stable.  Dryer balls have been a big hit.  Some people are buying them to test the concept.  Others buy them because they are pretty and will make good gifts.  Towels are also selling.  None of the towels sold the first time I was at the market.  People weren't prepared to spend that much money that day.  But the last two weeks I have sold towels as well as the dryer balls, and most of the sales have been to people who saw my things previously and came prepared to buy this time.

I'm not expecting to get to the market again until the second Saturday in July.  I have a new set of towels to weave and more dryer balls to felt, but I'm enjoying the experiment so far!

1 comment:

EGunn said...

It does seem like it would be fun to catch up with people at the Farmers' Market. That's definitely an advantage of vending at a local market! Glad the experiment is going well.