‘Heavens to Betsy’ where did the dang sun go? It was supposed to be mostly sunny today or at least I thought that was what the weather channel had listed a couple of days ago. Make sure you dress in layers today. It is just a little bit chilly out here and with no sun the concrete hallways or a bit damp. BUT our vendors are here and working hard and you really just never know what you are going to find in any of the rows these days.
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.
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!
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.
Black Friday is coming soon. Are you ready? Come on down to the market and see what great deals and unusual finds from our many vendors. Almost all the booths are rented and there is some great merchandise available at some great prices. Our vendors provide new, used, antique, and handcrafted goods of all kinds. You just never know what you are going to find. Now that we are back opened on Fridays that is three whole days of great bargains and super merchandise to find and purchase.
Of course, you can get your exercise in by walking up and down and around all the rows. We also have two great restaurants to grab a meal or a snack and something cool to drink to get refreshed while doing all that great walking. You can pick dinner to take home. You can grab some fresh fruits, veggies, and still get some fresh seafood. Occasionally we have vendors with other kinds of foodstuff too. You just have to keep looking.
Remember if you need some information about Medicare and changing your coverage there is a young lady on the Black row on Saturday who can help you out.
Remember some of our regular vendors have moved to other spots either into smaller or bigger slots. We always have new vendors giving our market a try and sadly, others have left and finally, we have others who might not be able to open due to illness or family emergencies.
Please be patient and keep coming each weekend to support our local small businesses here at the Market.
Beginning November 6, 2020, the market will be returning to the old days of being opened Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. However, there is also a small rate increase for inside and outside booths as well as the monthly lock-ups. The new rates have been posted to the NEW VENDOR page for future reference and below as well.
Three or more books 15% off
Inside booth size is 100 sq ft
No discounts on Outdoor booths
Outside booth size will be 100 sq ft
All booths come with 3 Tables
One Booth $112.00
Two Booths $224.00
Three Booths $286.00
Four Booths $385.00
Booths and 1/2 are special priced see Lydia for more information
Come sign-up for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored and catered by Toni’s Kitchen on the corner of the Yellow and Red rows. Please drop by her booth sometime in the next two weekends to let her know if you are attending and how many people will be with you. She is only charging $5.00 per meal with the drinks being extra. Right now she has sweet tea, lemonade or soda water for $1.50.
The Menu will include the following:
Turkey or Ham
Dressing (Oyster or Regular)
Green Beans or Corn
For dessert, you have your choice of
Lunch begins at 11:00 am on November 25, 2020, and will go until they run out of food. I would get there early.
Our Morning Walk Around the Park
It is so nice when the weather turns a bit cooler in the mornings and evenings. Today is just enough to be able to sit outside in the sun and truly enjoy a little warmth. Hey! Why not get your picture taken sitting on the big Teddy Bear in our front entrance. And you can slide through our haunted house on the green row just for fun. There are so many things to do during October and, generally, the weather is trying to cooperate so we can all enjoy the outdoors this weekend. Come on down and grab some fresh fruits, veggies, local honey, and even fresh seafood. Of course, you can find gently used items as well as antiques all around the market and even some pretty inventive handcrafted items as well.
For the upcoming fun holiday, we put together a little video promo for the market and weather king sheds. Enjoy! And GET OUTSIDE this weekend…