Sunday, July 3, 2011

Red, White and Blue All American Spenard Farmer's Market!

Eric Unrein of P and M Gardens had their booth FILLED with baskets and containers loaded with red, white and blue flowers. Their display was beautiful and Eric won first place in the "most patriotic booth display" at the Spenard Farmer's Market!

HAPPY 4th of JULY!

What started off as one of the rainiest Saturdays yesterday turned into one of the best sales days I've had at the Spenard Farmer's Market! I woke up about 4:30 am Saturday morning thinking I had left both of the hoses on in the yard it was raining so hard! Both Derek and I thought our sales were going to be dismal between the rain and the holiday weekend. We also thought we'd be forced to eat the coolers of freshly harvested Kachemak Bay Oysters that were
shipped to him on Friday if they didn't all sell. Oh, how wrong we were! The vendors lined up to check in on time and as the rain subsided by mid morning the loyal Market customers came to shop! Many vendors sold out by noon, including Daddy-O! Even my passion project, the "Blooming Artist Youth Booth" is growing! It gives me such satisfaction to see these emerging artists able to sell their creations and earn money for their talents and efforts. All of the vendors were in a patriotic and celebratory mood yesterday and almost everyone dressed up their booths to vie for the "most patriotic booth display" award. Flags were flown and the music played as we loaded up our market bags with FRESH caught King Salmon, AK Spot Shrimp, K-Bay Oysters, just picked spinach, salad greens and even Mozzarella cheese. We wanted to spread a little of our earnings back to our vendor friends. Our holiday grill will be full again tonight with King Salmon fillets with garlic and lemon butter -mmmmmm!

One of Frank Wendling's Chocolate Lily's that takes 3 years to grow from seed! I was taking this photo just as the sun came out at the Market.
The veggies are rolling in now! Fresh lettuce from Glacier Valley Farms.
After buying a dozen for us, Daddy-O was sold out of Kachemak Bay Oysters by noon!
One of Brooke Heppinstall's Lilies!
My booth was off to a wet start in the morning!
Mobile Mending's Keren Lowell dressed her booth up with a Betsy Ross theme (complete with photo's and history) to enter the most patriotic booth contest and won second place! She mends things for customers while they wait -how cool is that?!


Tracey Broome said...

You guys are brave souls! I went to the market on Saturday at 7am and by 8am I was pouring with sweat, the sun was bright and HOT! A little of your rain might have been nice. All of our vendors had the colors out too, really nice, I loved the bouquets of red white and blue flowers everywhere, so fun!

Patricia Griffin said...

Hi Cindy! Glad it turned out to be a good event!... Mobile Mending... A great concept! I'd be there for sure with hems to fix and stuff to mend. That's really cool.

ang walford said...

wow that looks rough and windy... hey isnt it supposed to be summer?! glad you had a great day..