Well...while the cat was away, the mice definitely played and had fun for sure!
We had a wonderful past few days...especially since Sarah and I invited our friend, Anna, to stay a couple of overnights and help with Saturday market while Hannah was at the conference.
We arrived at the Farmers' Market parking lot soon after 5:30 a.m. and began setup. Not only was it very dark, but the light drizzle called for putting the tent sides up to protect Hannah's soap and Sarah's baked goods.
We anticipated a slow market with the dreary day...wrong! Sales soared! We're wondering if the new chalkboard that Anna prepared caught customers' eyes, or could it have been all the folks downtown mid-morning for the seasonal parade? There's the chalkboard above with the Featured Today items listed. Hannah has new round shaving soaps and shampoo soaps available now, and the shaving soaps were all sold out! The seasonal scents like Country Christmas sold well, too.
And as much as we love for Sarah's baked goods to sell on Saturday mornings...we surely were hoping that the Turtle Cheesecake slices would come home with us...all sold out!
We are so thankful for Anna's help with loading, setup, and unloading--all the behind-the-scene things that go into making the booth look nice and ready for customers--plus all the excellent selling during market. Thank you, Anna!Now, we're hunkering down for Hurricane Sandy this week and are praying that Tom (who just got back from the conference--by the way, they had a great time!) won't get shipped someplace that might need his help with power outages more than here in our area of Virginia. Stay safe!