Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Goodbye Winter Markets, Hello Spring!
The Brunswick Winter Market is ending this Saturday. I have been there for every Saturday since the beginning of November selling my soaps to you. I will have about 3 weeks off before I move outside with lots of other hardy Maine folk and we set up in parking lots, fairgrounds and parks all around the state and begin the Spring/Summer season of markets. The start of the season is always, interesting. Interesting as we are full of new energy, new ideas, new product and rearing to go. However, often, the weather doesn't always cooperate and after 2 hours in the damp, cool breeze of May, and an hour or two to go, we sheepishly pull on our second sweatshirt and hide our mitten covered hands behind our backs. May in Maine can be tricky. Often raining, misting, foggy, cool wind blows in from the even cooler ocean. Sunshine is welcomed and we all move our chairs, feet, bodies to stand in these patches of warmth. But as I enter my 5th year selling at market, I look forward to seeing our dedicated market customers and meeting new soap lovers.
(Looking forward to more of this, this summer. There is nothing like the Maine coast).
I will be selling my soaps at the Famouth Farmers Market located at the Walmart Plaza on Rt. 1 in Falmouth from 12:00-4:00 each Wednesday starting on May 18th.
The Freeport Community Market is located at the L.L.Bean Campus, Discovery Park on Main St. Freeport and runs from 2:00-5:30.
Also, you can find my soaps with my friend Angela, The Craftin' Scot at the Scarborough Farmers Market , in front of the Scarborough Town Hall on Sundays 9:00-1:00 starting in June. She will have with her a bucket of a selection of soaps for your to sniff and purchase.
And of course, if you are local and can not get to a market, just drop me a note. I meet lots of customers in parking lots from Freeport to Falmouth delivering soaps from my car to theirs.