Saturday morning market time came earlier than I'm used to on Saturdays, for sure! And the girls do this every week?
Tom and Hannah put the tent up just as the rain was beginning...so the sides and back flaps went up in addition to prevent blowing rain on all the soaps.
I actually didn't have much to sell since Sarah wasn't home to do all her baking. As you can see from the blackboard right by me, the pumpkin pie fudge, mocha fudge, cookies and cream fudge, marshmallows, and cashew brittle were the only food items we brought to sell for her:Hannah switched the setup around a bit to give her side more space to spread out. She had lots of free soap samples this week to give out to folks:The vendor right beside us (Country Rhodes) has a beautiful double booth and sells tons of baked breads and granola every market day. Her pumpkins, gourds, and broom corn displays made everything seem so much like fall. As you can see, this photo was taken early, early morning before the customers showed up: Here's another fall display. I actually like the white pumpkins...and even the pumpkins with all the warts:The customers were few and far between as the rain came down, pouring at times:My favorite, favorite part of the morning was visiting with friends! A blog reader drove over the mountain from Richmond to visit her aunt and uncle for the weekend and decided to come by market.
You originally met Bobbi on the blog 4 years ago in this post,"I Met a Lurker and Survived!" I really enjoyed getting to see and visit with her again...thank you, Bobbi, for stopping by and brightening a rainy day!Well, I already knew about Bobbi possibly stopping by market...but I was totally surprised! when this friend showed up at market!
You originally heard about her in this post, "Lunch With a Lurker." (Am I detecting a theme here??)My friend had read on the last post that I'd be taking Sarah's place at market and decided to drive over the mountain and surprise me! She did!
We've gotten together a few other times this year since we met in January, and I've enjoyed developing our friendship. Thank you so much, friend, for the time and effort it took to drive that distance just to see and surprise me! Market ended up being a fun day! Thankfully, Sarah has returned and will be busy this week restocking for this coming Saturday's market!