We hope everyone is taking the warnings about Hurricane Dorian serious and doing all your prep work this weekend. The market will be opened this weekend so you can come on down and pick up some of your hurricane supplies, tools, etc. Griffeth Tools and Tarps on the corner of the Yellow and Orange rows will be opened Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ready to serve you. We have vendors that sell candles, lanterns, laundry detergents and other clean-up supplies, tools, ropes, tarps, and extra set of keys made, movies to entertain your kids, board games, books, and so much more.
We are in the hot and muggy normal weather days of August. Thankfully, near the end of the month and fall is just around the corner. The kids are back in school and the fall and winter tourists are slowly returning from up north and out west. With the change in weather (we hope to cooler temps) there will be more events happening in and around the market so please keep checking out our Calendar of Events on the sidebar so you won’t miss anything. We, of course, also post each of the events to our Facebook page. Today we have the Fall and Winter Beginners Gardening Talk on the Red Row.
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
The weekend before the school kids go back is fairly hectic time of year. Even though most of our vendors here don’t have all the usual “school” supplies you just never know until you try. So we hope to see you and yours coming by and enjoying the great food at our two restaurants, finding treasures in many of our booths and even pick up some of your supplies for the coming school year. Remember next week to be aware of our school zones and please stop when school buses stop to let children out. Going back to school earlier than usual is through everyone off just a little so please be patient.
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.