Sunday, November 6, 2011

5 Noverber 2011

Market Day!

After doing the last minute packing (the loaves and lunch), the girls and I headed off for Falmouth. We stopped off at Hannford first for gloves and napkins, then arrived at Allen, Sterling, and Lothrop on 191 Route One in Falmouth, Maine more than an hour early.

We got to meet one of the employees of Allen, Sterling, and Lothrop who showed us the market's location, a lovely greenhouse, told us we were welcome to use one of the nursery's carts to transfer our things inside, and assured us that the other vendors would be along soon. That was welcome news as I wasn't sure where I should set up my booth.

The band arrived first: The Newts. Kandy and Tom were quite nice;  they set up their equipment in a corner of the greenhouse.

The first vendor to arrive was Kay Fowler of Springbrook Farm who very kindly took us under her wing and helped us find a location to set up. Next came Craig Hachey of Hog Stomp Barbeque, who began filling the greenhouse with tantalizing smells of pulled pork and brisket, and Kathy Shaw of Valley View Farm. The band began playing (very good), and the market was open!

What a fun time! The girls helped prepare samples and greeted customers, and we managed to sell 15 of the 20 loaves we brought as well as six of the 10 bags of popcorn. The Newts made the entire experience seem festive.

By the time we packed up the car to come home, then unpacked it again, we were exhausted. 

Best yet: I was invited to join the Wednesday Cumberland Farmers Market at the Allen, Sterling and Lothrop location, so we will be back on Wednesdays 10 AM to 1 PM until December, and Saturdays 10 AM to 1 PM for the rest of the season. 

How exciting! I'll try to remember to pack a camera next time....

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