Saturday, June 20, 2009

Farmer's Market

Our community puts on a Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings in the summer and early fall. It's held on a covered bridge that crosses between a community parking lot and a lovely park. This is the first year for us to participate. Our table of goodies is shown here, featuring mostly gourds and some cut flowers and tatting/knitting that I crafted to sell. The rest of the bridge filled up with vendors as the morning progressed but by noon it was all over. We made a modest haul, but it was a lot of fun and we're looking forward to our next scheduled weekend.

Oddly, the fresh-cut flowers weren't the big seller for us, but they did draw a lot of comments--as did the tatting. Everyone's grandmother tatted and the sight of me sitting there with my lace and shuttle in my hands drew comments from many passersby. The biggest draw by far was the gourds. A lot of people commented and several were delighted to spend $5 or $10 on a dried, hard-shell gourd. The ones stained red in the photo are apple shaped and sold immediately. Gourdo was pleased.

I heard from other vendors that the day was slow. If that's the case, I can't wait to see what a busy Saturday looks like.

The cutting garden and gourd patch have been keeping us busy, but this first, tentative foray into selling at the Farmer's Market has renewed our faith in what we're doing. That sitting there at the market watching the world go by is fun is the proverbial frosting on the cake.

Oh, and speaking of cake--there were so many delicious baked goods at the market! It was hard to keep from spending every dollar we made on the cakes, fry pies, rolls and jams from the neighboring vendors.

Do yourself a favor and pay a visit to a local Farmer's Market soon. It's a great way to spend a morning and the fresh produce, crafts and baked goods are amazing. Farmer's Market photos by JulenaJo.


  1. Hi JulenaJo~~ The covered bridge is way cool! At our Farmers' Market vendors have to truck in not only their stock but a tent to keep from getting either soaked or fried depending on the weather. Yours is a wonderful setup.

    I think those are the most beautiful gourds I've ever seen. I love the apple but they're all equally enticing.

    Here's to your busy Saturday.

  2. You have a very nice display. It's pretty cool that the gourds sold. Having the Market on the bridge is really neat. Hope your future Saturdays are as fun as this one was. Good luck!

  3. I love farm markets! It is a blast to sit there and watch the ways of the market. Love your gourds! I bought tons of gourd seeds this year but wont get to plant them till next spring.

  4. What fun a farmers market is, whether you are buying or selling. Love your covered bridge location!

  5. Gourdo's SisterJune 22, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    My apple gourds that Gourdo gave me at the Flea Market last fall are ready to be cleaned and stained. He will have to tell me how to do it.

    I finally took the plunge and started using the dish cloth you gave me for Christmas. It just seemed to pretty to wash dishes with but I love it.

    See you Saturday!