Well, it is finally the end of May. We are all getting out and about and trying our best to return to normal. Or, I should say, establishing a new normal. Businesses and services are fully open or at least partially operating. Now, all we need to do is get more people working, earning, and spending that money on essentials and fun things too. More vendors are coming over to the Market to start a new business even. That is really very exciting. You just never know what you are going to find here so come on down and visit with our old vendors, say, hi! to the new ones and find something you really need or at least cannot live without.
We hope everyone will be keeping themselves and their families safe this normally getting out in nature weekend. Even though we are not having the usual festivals, parades, and drunken weekend camping at the springs kinds of things (well maybe some of you are), we all should take the time to remember and honor those who have died in the service of our country. Yes, please have fun with the kids while keeping at least 6 feet away from strangers, eat lots of watermelons, go swimming if you can find a place with very little people, or even enjoy a bit of camping in the middle of the National forests. Those are all fun activities we can still do.
Yes, we made it another week here at the Market on a bright and beautiful sunny day here in Chiefland, Florida. We all hope you and yours are doing fine, staying healthy, and practicing that social distancing. We have had old vendors move out but we have new vendors coming in every day as well as some regulars who keep plugging along. Sonny wanted me to remind everyone that we have a Facebook Group page for vendors selling to other vendors.
The Chiefland Farmers Flea Market is opened for business. We have the same hours 8 am to 4 pm but will only be opened to the public on Saturdays and Sundays for the foreseeable future. We have some of the same vendors and some new ones and a couple have moved to other spots within the market. Everyone here today is busy with customers, cleaning booths, and re-arranging stock. The two restaurants are up and running and our little baker is running around with her cart of goodies. You can grab some fresh fruits and veggies on the Black row along with fresh local honey. There are handcrafted items everywhere as well as new, gently used, and antique items.
If you haven’t been on Facebook in a while you might not know that the Market will be finally opening back up beginning, Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 8:00 am. We hope to see everyone come on down and say, Hi! to our vendors, purchase some goods, and getting some exercise. All while maintaining 6 feet of distance between you and the next party as much as possible and wearing your colorful and inventive masks. Betty and Richard Hunter will have a whole selection on the Black Row as will Flo’s Alterations on the Green Row. Keep checking the Facebook page for updates from returning vendors over the next 9 days.