What a lovely day we had for our first market day! We had 11 vendors in all and it was wonderful to see so many of our faithful customers returning again and again.
The most popular booth was the big wagon of perrenial and annual flowers from Horst’s Greenhouse.
The new vendors were:
1. Mary Jo McGillivary selling Epicure products and hosting a findraiser for Tim Bosma’s family.
2. Abby Miner, manager of the Wiarton market bringing her Maple Syrup products.
Our faithful return vendors were: Paul Martin, selling maple syrup and preserves, Barbara Weber selling baking, Paisley Highlands selling certified organic meat products, Fabulous Fish ( new hosts: Zachary & Isaac) selling rainbow trout from Manitoulin Island, The Rural Gardeners, Adrianna and Michelle with baking , preserves and tomatoe plants, Lena selling preserves and handmade hats, It’s All About Bling, Wendy Tanner selling handmade jewelry and Greta Vanderley selling handmade knitted and wooden crafts.
After the glowing article so nicely written by MarthAnn in the Paisley Advocate, the fact that the Ransome’s didn’t show up surprised us all and many of our customers. It seems that they have decided not to come at all for the entire season. They will be sadly missed.
Every time a door is closed unexpectedly, it makes everyone stop and think. Hmm. What next? So, because we know that our customers loved the Ransome’s booth where they could sit and visit on Saturday mornings, ournext move will be to offer this opportunity to organizations in the village to serve our customers prepared food as fundraisers for themselves. This is a wonderful opportunity for Paisley. I hope many groups will take us up on it. We are all happy that our first day of business was also a big help to Back Eddies and The Big Dipper Bakery because we value these comrades very much.