Opening Day at the Farmer’s Market in Ellijay, Georgia
Memorial Day weekend brought lots of shoppers to the opening day of Farmer’s Market Saturday morning. The Green Craft Studio (https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreenCraftStudio?section_id=14323560&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3) booth was a success, with lots of lookers, many demonstrations, and a few sales– enough to warrant the effort. But, I failed to take pictures of it in action, so no interesting shots for the blog. (I will scour the facebook page for the market to see if anyone posted pictures that I can share.)
My favorite part of the day was setting up. The comradery always surprises me; I don’t know why, but it does. This year the market opened to the public a little later than last year, so at 7:15a.m. I arrived with plenty of time to setup before shopping began at 8:30. We all, well most of us farmer’s/crafters, like to show up really early, so there were plenty of hands on deck to help me with my tent. And since this was the first time I did the market alone, I was happy to find so many helping hands– after all many hands make light the work.
I reintroduced myself to most of the folks at the market before the opening horn blew. It was nice being next to Sabrina Sullivan, a local mom and baker of healthy whole wheat breads and rolls and maker of the best granola ever! She sold out of her granola before the first hour of market, giving out samples to all who would accept even after she sold the last bag. How smart she was, laying the groundwork for next week’s market granola sales. She also shared her crocheted mason jar cozies with all who visited her booth. She plans to be at the market weekly until she goes on a Senior’s trip with her daughter to New York City sometime in June and will be back for the rest of the season when she returns.
My plan is to do the market as many Saturday’s as possible this season. But, my June and July is fairly busy with a festival and a Summer Youth Art Camp. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreenCraftStudio?section_id=15496976&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9) I should be there for the holiday weekends at the very least and most of September’s Saturdays. It’s going to be a busy summer of fun green crafting in the studio and selling at outdoor markets and in my online shop at Etsy.com. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreenCraftStudio/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav)
So here’s to a fruitful season, making many market memories to report along the way. Until next time, “Cheerio!”
(Pictures at the top of this post are from a previous market; current pics to replace these as soon as I get my hands on some.)