....I had thought about doing reusable grocery bags, microwave bags, and maybe potholders. It was suggested that I don't for the Farmer's Market as people would walk by the table.
Thanks Ann, they certainly did at the two Farmerís Markets that we were at.
Compared to 1-day & 2-day Craft Shows, the 1/2-day morning Farmers Marketís shorter hours appealed to us. (That, and the easy setup in a parking lot, straight out of the truck & onto the tables, without having to tote everything some place.)
But, I think the shorter hours may work against the crafters in a big way. Since many of the vendors and shoppers know each other, and the vendors tend to bring only what they think they can sell each day, shoppers may tend to hurry to their favorite vendors to make sure they get their vegetables or duck eggs before theyíre sold out. Any extra time the shopper has may be spent looking for new foods coming into season at other booths, and then back to the house, instead of browsing the crafts.
The general atmosphere at a Farmerís Market seems to be more of a flurry of activity instead of casual meandering that youíll see at a Craft Show. At least, thatís how it looked to me. We could have stayed a little past the 11:00 AM closing time, but weíd have been there all by ourselves. The shoppers were all gone before the food vendors began folding up, and most of them left at or just before eleven. Some of the ones that had produce or eggs left over from the Farmerís Market traveled to another parking lot across town that a bank lets them use to try selling out their remainders.
Farmerís Markets by themselves may not work well for crafters, unless the Farmerís Market is part of a larger event or celebration.
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