If you haven’t seen last week’s edition of the Chiefland newspaper you missed a treat as our very own Sonny and Lydia were featured on the front page. It seems that Sonny Griffeth’s first business license for the Chiefland Farmers Flea Market was issued by the city of Chiefland on August 18, 1999. There was a write-up in the Chiefland Citizen of Mr. McCormick selling the market to Sonny. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Happy first weekend in August 2019 everybody! Boy has the last couple of weeks been a little wet, sometimes even cooler like Fall wants to start early but just can’t. Personally, I would welcome 4 or 5 months of Fall weather but I guest that wouldn’t be good for the farmers out there.
We are gearing up in the Market with more events for you to enjoy, our long-time vendors are slowly coming back from vacation and we have gotten a couple of new ones with lots of very cool stuff for you to buy. There is always lots of things going on here at the market Friday to Sunday and we hope that you will take some time and come on out. School will be back in session very soon and our northern visitors will be making their way south for the season. Now is a great time for locals to check out what we have been doing to improve the market, our great new vendors and our especially popular regular long-time ones as well.
Hey, everybody! Hope you and yours are staying dry and safe out there. We hope to see everyone at least one of the three days we are open this weekend because you just never know what you are going to find here at the Market. Sonny and his helper have been working on converting a couple of booths on the Red Row into enclosed Booth and a half. You can add the walls and windows to your booth if you don’t like the chain link fence and would perhaps be able to run a small ac unit for you and your customers.
Is is hot enough for ya? Storms and hot, muggy weather is the norm for the next 4 to 6 weeks folks and we here at the Chiefland Farmer’s Flea Market are right there with you. We do have large shade trees covering most of the metal buildings here and quite a few of our regular monthly vendors are running fans and small air conditioning units. Of course, coming early in the morning is good too before the heat settles in for the afternoon. More and more people are heading out for vacations and a few more of our vendors are doing that as well. However, you just never know what you are going to find here just for the fun of it, to collect or to use on your very own vacation.
Happy National Independent Retailer Month!
We hope that all of our visitors will come by and support our local vendors this month. Small businesses make up over half of all the business transactions and they need the help of local people to keep going. Being an Independent Retailer myself is a great learning experience and, hopefully, some day, a means to support myself. Anyone who is willing to work hard and keep at it can become an independent retailer. The Chiefland Farmers Flea Market is like a business incubator in that small business can start here and grow if they desire without having to pay large fees for retail space. You don’t even have to sign a year’s lease to get started.