Sunday, June 15, 2014
Farmers' Market...The Experiment Continues
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!