“The supermarket represents the season of the world. The farmers market is the season of your world.”
–Deborah Madison, author and chef

Monday, July 12, 2010

Market Manager Report for July 10

What a great day at the market! We beat our record set last week.

The hot dog vendor, Dizzy Dogs, was there and did a good business for his first time. He sold enough that he will be back--just has to check his schedule to see what other events he has scheduled.

Rosemary (Preston Farms) was not at market this week because the brakes on her truck went out. She's ok, but totally frustrated. We've been playing phone tag so I haven't talked with her directly.

And, of course, the big event was that WSBT fed live from the market. It was awesome to have their van there with the live feed tower telescoping way up in the air. Kristin Blen was the reporter and did a great job of talking with vendors and getting a feel for the market before we went on air. People back in the newsroom asked her to bring 5 orders of beignets back to the station. Lyn Joyce was happy. The vendors said many people commented that they came because they had seen the market on TV. I went to the library afterwards and two people I didn't know told me they saw me on TV. So we got great coverage. Now... how do we build on all this Tribune/WSBT coverage?


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