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    First market of the year and not expecting much in the way of sales but needed to be there to maintain our presence and support the organiser at the monthly event and WOW were we surprised. Had such a good day probably the second best since we started in Marlborough in August last year. Market was probably only half the size as lots cried off thinking there would be nothing doing so close to Christmas, their loss.

    The organiser is such a whirlwind and promoter of quality handmade local businesses and always on the lookout for more stallholders you just have to support someone who works so hard on your behalf.

    Mo and Pete XX
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  • #2
    That's great news

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    • #3
      Fantastic- well done

      We often find January is a good month - long may it continue:-)

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      • #4
        How wonderful - so happy for you both! Congratulations!!

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        • #5
          That's great !

          Do you think it's people who got money as Xmas presents ? And or people who sort of boycot fussing around Xmas ? There is so much pressure before Xmas to buy, spend that some people just ignore the whole thing untill it's over.

          Just a thought really...
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          • #6
            It irritates me when so may stall holders pull out of the Jan farmers market and our market did an initiative last year where you had a card and got it signed at the markets through the year and if you attended 9 then this Jan's is free, so i'm hoping that that pulls the stall holders in.
            Our organisers work so hard and have really lifted the market out of near closure back up to be a thriving and lovely place and it would be a real shame if stall holders didin't turn up.
            Hoping that my Jan market is as good as yours Mo.
            full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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            • #7
              I found the same at my farmers' market last January. I'd gone just to support the organisers, as you said, and had an unexpected fantastic day. But this Saturday, I went along, and not only were there hardly any traders, the customers also stayed at home. I did take a little bit, enough to cover costs etc, but nowhere near what I took last January. Still, there's another market in 2 weeks so maybe that one will be better.
              Daesul

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              • #8
                Having had hit and miss results with traditional Craft Fairs BBD we tried this community market and it's been the best thing we have done by far. This one evolved from a failed farmers market run by the council to being taken over by this enterprising lady mixing food produce and Artisan goods made within a 40mile radius.

                I was listening to a radio interview of stores last week C&H and they were saying that people were spending either christmas gift monies or treating themselves after spending on others for months pre christmas.

                Our market will be every other week in the summer months March to September as well and hoping this is not too often for people to still buy.

                Sorry it didn't work out for you Daesul but hope you have a good one too BBD.

                Mo.XX
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                • #9
                  That's great that you had a good day at the market.
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                  • #10
                    .......Followed by
                    Had to go to work today and cover for my sick manager having only had the equivilent of a couple of weeks training ( work two days a week ) to find a notice from the fire brigade that we had had an arson attack at the rear of the shop. Fortunately only superficial damage to the shop itself but a huge waste bin was burnt out along with a ventilation vent and the pavement wasn't looking too good either......Dealing with police, fire brigade and head office to get maintenance over etc thought hey ho no problem, then had two phone calls from staff to say they were sick. Ment I was left with one elderly lady with short term memory loss working the till and yours truely. Then the public thought it was THE day for dumping all their unwanted rubbish on us as 'donations' rather than go to the dump as the majority of it was unsaleable, the rest is in a pile that reaches literally to the ceiling in the storage pen.

                    Get home to my lovely partner to find dinner is cooking and all is right with the world once more, then I get a message that my Mum is in hospital again with possibly another stroke.

                    Hey one day you are the fly the next the windscreen. So glad my glass is nearly always half full........and tonight it has plum vodka in it LOL

                    Mo.XX
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