Well, we've survived another winter in Ontario (albeit not a particularly bad winter) But when the weather starts (finally) warming up & we creep out into the sunlight and warmth of a late spring, there is a sense of renewal.
Spring has me thinking of market and how quickly it seems that time passes. I can hardly believe that I am in the midst of planning my second market season. The long shot job that I applied for last year has actually become the thing I look forward to most.
There is something rejuvenating about the early Saturday mornings. Main Street, Georgetown at 5 am is dark, quiet & peaceful, the air is still damp and crisp from the night. My earliest farmers come down and beginning set up, the flower planters being watered. Sometimes a few early morning main street 'regulars' wonder around to watch things being set up.
There is a buzz that begins as vendors show up to start setting up booths. A natural evolution takes place as the street slowly fills up and our market customers stroll in. The early birds tend to know the vendors well and will often stop for a chat on their way through the market.
Suddenly, the streets will be full of guests, the surrounding businesses will be open and people are everywhere! Buskers line the streets providing a soundtrack for the shoppers & visitors. There is an energy in the air that seems to happen so organically it always takes me by surprise.
As quickly as it begins, it comes to a close. The crowds thin out, the vendors pack up. We send out our collection for the food share donations and we wind down for another week. Normal business on Main Street resumes, cars swiftly take over what was just briefly a pedestrian market place and we prepare for another week when it all begins again!
I am look forward to seeing you at the Market this season. Please stop by and say hi to us at the Market Booth. We have lots of fun things in the works and would love to see you there!