We have finally reached the last weekend in June. It is sad when we wish the days to pass quickly but most of our vendors hope for cooler weather and the return of our northern visitors. Don’t get get us wrong we love our local buyers too but right now everyone local is on vacation, spending money keeping cool and spending time with their kids swimming, boating, fishing, etc. Also, the summer crops are in and everyone is pretty busy getting those to market hoping to make lots of money to catch up on the bills before they can even think about spending money on collectibles and other fun things our vendors offer.
Welcome to our first Friday weekly post for the market. We hope to include great information for our customers and vendors too. Most of the posts from now on will be in about the same format with news and specials from the vendors, upcoming events you might want to add to your calendar and a recap of the previous weekend. The posts will automatically be added to the Facebook page once the new website is up and running.
The first weekend of June has come and gone and we survive another scorching three days. The Chiefland Watermelon Festival was Saturday and probably did affect the amount of money the vendors made this week. It really couldn’t be helped and we will just have to keep on trucking to the next week and hope for the best. The surprising thing was it really poured down rain on Sunday and helped cool off the hallways and booths all around.
It is getting really hot here in sunny Florida and we have been gaining and losing vendors pretty regularly. Our newest includes Shady Oaks Farm on the Yellow row and Southern Women Crafts also on the Yellow row. Shady Oaks Farm has baked goods, homemade fudge, some jewelry and homemade canned goods. Southern Women Crafts has handcrafted bead and wire Jewelry and Accessories and hand crocheted items like hats, purses, drawstring bags and much more.