Post Turkey Day WrapUp

I don’t know about you but I am still a little bit stuffed from all the food my daughter served yesterday. We were a small gathering but there was love, laughter, and family news updates happening all the time we were able to spend together. Not our usual big family holiday but still nice all the same. All the vendors, employees, and owners of the market hope you and yours had a wonderful if quiet holiday and will continue to keep safe as you travel here and there. The market is opened today and we hope to see all of our regular customers and any new ones that want to drop by sometime this Black Friday Weekend of specials and great stuff for sale. You can pick up a much-needed item for yourself or grab yourself a couple of cool, unusual, or inventive little gifts. Please do shop early if you can because a lot of us are having to ship this year. Don’t want a mad rush between December 10-15th.

Vendor Updates

Toni’s Kitchen was featured in a small article on Channel 20 out of Gainesville on Thanksgiving Day. There is even a short video included. Toni wanted to thank Tammy from Fat Goose Auction, Flo from Flo’s Alterations, and Cindy at SaveALot who volunteered their time helping out preparing, serving, and even donating supplies. For those hankering from some desserts, she has plenty left over including Banana Pudding, Chocolate Cake, Apple Strudel, and various kinds of pies too. This weekend she will be creating specials with leftover turkey and ham.

A Lil This n A Lil That – has taken over the booth on the blue row with the half bicycle out front. The vendor, Clara Maddox, is a transplant from the Pecan Park Flea Market who has moved into the area for good. She features diabetic socks, fancy knives of all kinds, sizes, colors, and lengths as well as a little bit of this and that. Come on down and say, Hi!

Dixie Depot on the Yellow Row wanted everyone to know about his special holiday display right next to his booth. Come on in and see what great gift ideas they have to share with their customers too!

“Til Gone” – Riggs Family on the corner of the Yellow and Blue Rows has free-range eggs, snow cones, and boiled peanuts. Get your snack on and see what else they have to offer today.

B&E Smoker Shop on the Yellow row has made a special request to have their shop filmed and featured on the YouTube Channel for the Market. Took a quick video of all the great work they have done over the last couple of weeks to get their new space in order. Drop on by and see for yourself.

A Walk Around the Market Friday

Not as many vendors opened this morning as there will be on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy and come on out to see what you can find.

One Week Till Thanksgiving

Hey everybody! Hope you and yours are doing well this weekend. We have less than one week until the big Thanksgiving holiday is here and the even more crazy, “Black Friday Specials” the very next day. We may not have a lot of brand-new items here at the market but we do have a lot of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind and antique items throughout the market for you to find and purchase to help reduce that gift-giving list. Be different this year, shop at local small businesses!

Welcome November 2019

Hello and welcome November. It is turning out to be an interesting kind of change. Last month we are bouncing around the Eighties and Nineties and even still having named storms. Now with the first weekend of the month the temperatures are dipping down below the fifties. It’s time for everyone to get their layering techniques down again. Come on down to the market and get some fresh fruits, homegrown vegetables from the local farm, hot boiled peanuts and even check out the restaurants to see what they have in store for the weekend. Of course, walking around the rows looking at all the many varied items that our vendors offer is always fun.

Weather Permitting and Changes to Events

It was very disappointing but with the threatening weather of a named storm passing through the north Florida area all but one of the authors decided they didn’t want to take a chance driving over for the say. We have rescheduled the event for November 16, 2019 and we will be located in the front yard area underneath the oak trees in tents. We will be inviting published authors, artists who want to attend, graphic artists and others who can help a local writer get published and hopefully even make some money doing it. We hope that the local libraries and middle and high school Creative Writing/Journalism teach might come on by too.

Last Weekend June 2019

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.