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.
Happy 4th everybody! Hope you and yours are having a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.
We had quite a few storms passing through yesterday in the county and surrounding area and not everyone was able to have their fireworks display. A few places around the tri-county area will reschedule. Even though they are loud and disturb our pets it is still awe-inspiring to watch a really good coordinated fireworks show.
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.
You wouldn’t think that June would have 5 weekends but strangely enough this year it does. We have had quite a bit of rain lately which is nice as everything is going green again but when it stops it seems to get hotter and muggier, if that is possible. That is really a shame as it probably means that July and August are going to be worse?!?!?!
If you haven’t done so already you might want to check out the Levy County Emergency Management website at:
Happy Father’s Day to all those who fulfill that role for someone
The Chiefland Farmer’s Flea Market today is not as busy as it will be tomorrow but come on down anyway. You just never know what you’re going to find, the crowds are lighter and our hard-working vendors have lots to offer if you are shopping for the father figure in your life. Most vendors open up around 8:00 am every Saturday and Sunday. We are working on getting more to open on Fridays as well. So, please, come on down and check us out on Fridays as well as the rest of the weekend.