Our version of winter has started this month with frost on the windows in the morning and the temps dipping down into the 40s and sometimes even the 30s this past week. As with all Florida weather just wait a little while and it will change to something you might like better. Personally, we could use a bit more frosting to try and kill off the large quantity of mosquitoes before spring. Of course, we really need the rain too.
Enough of that! Come on down to the market, rain or shine, and see what all of our great vendors have to offer this weekend. We are almost full again so those wanting booths this weekend, even outside, better call the office today. Some of our vendors do have a tendency to be here one week and gone the next but that’s to be expected. We still have our die-hard regulars and quite a few of those are opening on Fridays too trying to help you get ready for the holidays and get your gift shopping done early. You just really never know what you are going to find here until you drop on by and see. And, more and more of our vendors are beginning to take Credit Cards! Those that do will have signs posted in their booth. If not, ask them, that way if you run out of cash you should still be able to purchase those “hard-to-find” items when you do. Yes, we do have an ATM machine here should you need that.
Market Events and Vendor Specials
Joanne’s Odyssey – Blue Row Booth 26 is helping to sponsor a community event this holiday season. Take an angel off the Christmas tree located at the corner of the Yellow and Blue Rows, fulfill the wish/need of the child or family listed, wrap the gift(s) up and return them and the angel to Joanne at her booth or to Lydia at the market office before December 21st. If you know of someone who might need help go the Joanne’s booth and she will write-up an angel for you. Everything is handled by numbers and the recipients and givers are kept private. So be a “Secret Santa” to one of your family, friends or neighbors in the area this year!
The Dixie Woods Honey House on the Black Row has several different kinds of honey for sale including Black Tupelo Honey. It is considered a baking honey with a smooth, buttery taste and less expensive than the White Tupelo Honey you see priced at around $29 a pound. We bought a small bear for only $6.50 and will be trying it out soon. From what we have read the Black Tupelo may granulate whereas the White never will. Sadly, with Hurricane Micheal it pretty much wiped out almost every single leaf on the tupelo (gum) trees and quite a few bee colonies too. The Northwest Florida beekeepers are slowing building up the hives again and the area is trying to recuperate. Give Dixie Woods Honey’s version a try and see what you think.
Come on by Ray’s Antiques on the Corner of the Black and Yellow Rows and wish Ray a “Happy 80th Birthday”. There will be cake on Sunday around 10:30 provided by his daughter, Pam, of Pam’s Treasures.
Cannon Demonstration on December 14, 2019 will be in the front grassy area of the market. Be prepared for loud booms most of the afternoon. Stop on by either on the way in or out and say, hello, to the re-enacters. Who knows you might come across one of your neighbors or even be allowed to dress up and join in on the fun.
You still have a couple of days left to fill out the Shopper Contest Form that the Market is participating with the Chiefland Citizen newspaper. There are forms outside the office at the information kiosk, Jolene in her Southern Women Crafts booth on the Yellow Row and Diane’s Restaurant on the corner of Green and Red Rows. There may be other places around the market you can pick up the form so be on the look-out for the above. Just fill it out and hand it in to the place you found it for your chance at coupons, prizes and more. Must be completed prior to December 15, 2019!
Diane’s Restaurant located on the corner of the Green and Red rows have a wide variety of fast food as well as home-cooked meals and desserts available. Drop on by any Friday, Saturday or Sunday for Breakfast, Lunch or take home a dinner.
Toni’s Kitchen located on the corner of the Yellow and Red rows is working on a fairly nice-sized chunk of pork roast for this weekend. She has also featuring Broccoli Soup, Chili and Great Northern Beans with Cornbread. You can also get a fresh, hot breakfast meal or sandwich every morning too.
Pictures From Around the Market
Enjoy our picture slide show of our vendors, their shops and the many interesting things you can find while visiting here this weekend.
Come take your holiday pics at the Market
Front entrance and office just in case you didn’t know
Buchanans Something for Everyone on Black Row
Two Lights is open on Fridays this weekend too on the Black Row
The Hunter’s Handmade on the Black Row Still
Fresh Crop of Fruits and Veggies on Black Row
Vendors Still getting set up on the Black Row
Cool Christmas Stuff at Loras Gift Shop on Green Row
Cool Trinkets at Aint No Museum on Green Row
Ship in a Bottle at Aint no Museum
Whoa! Quite a Few Figurines at Aint No Museum
Support Your Team with Wooden Sign
Talk to Diane’s Restaurant about all their Entertainment Items on Green Row
Granny Bs Fudge and Movie and More on Green Row
Neat Signs at Movies and More Green Row
The Detour is Open and Ready on Green Row
Nautical Gems and Antiques is a Treasure Trove of Collectibles on Green Row
Gregs Hats and Flags on Green Row Got New Inventory
Game On is Still Adding and Relocating Inventory on Green Row
Flo’s Alterations on Green Row is Decorated for Holidays
Cow Cookie Jar on Red Row Check in at Dianes Restaurant
Handmade Soaps and Scents on Red Row Behind Dianes Restaurant
Key man has more than keys at his booth on Orange Row
Griffeth Tools on Orange Row always has such great stuff
Hey! Someone Selling out on Blue Row
Embeys Vinyl Working on A Project on Blue Row
Vickies Place on Blue Row Playing Music
The Parts Store on Blue Row is Open and Working Hard too
Dixie Depot here on Yellow Row Saturday and Sunday
Get Your Military Dog Tags made at Dixie Depot on Yellow Row
Southern Women Crafts Open and Ready for Early Christmas Shoppers on Yellow Row