Asses and elbows.
I just don’t know how else to put it. That was the scene Saturday morning at the opening of the new Western Wake Farmers’ Market.
And it was wonderful.
Mia, Jennifer, Pali, Natalie, Amy (both Amys), Teri, Cindy, Heidi and Juliann have done a great thing for West Cary. These women decided a year ago that they weren’t satisfied with the status quo of Cary markets, and set about organizing the market they wanted. And they have done a spectacular job. Hats off to all of you!
As a vendor, it was invigorating to be part of someting that was absolutely alive. I was so busy that I only got to see the market from the inside of my tent, and that’s the way it should be.
Like many (most?) vendors, we were pretty much sold out of everything by 11 AM. None of us anticipated a crowd that we were later told was about 1100 people. I think we’ll all be better prepared next week. There will probably be some “settling out” period, for us at least, where we learn the balance of what we’ll sell in a given week. I will try to overshoot the mark a little next week.
I’m told that there is an amazing compliment of vendors there. Certainly the tents strectched as far as my eyes could see. I did manage to get my meat shopping done with Grandview Farms, as they happened to be set up right next to me – grass fed beef and free-range chicken, yum. Maybe next week I’ll bring some more help and get out to explore.
See you at the market!