Monday, November 9, 2009

First Market Day a Success!

Local Roots opened its doors for the first market day on Saturday, and by all accounts, it was a grand success!

Though we originally had 14 producers signed up to sell at the first market, 22 showed up, some with application and check in hand. Set-up time in the morning was a little chaotic as we tried to fit everyone in -- but we did it.

Board member and producer Dave Benchoff (of Banzhaf Garten Organic Farm) took the time to wander around the market and take photos before the market opened:

Killbuck Valley Mushrooms

Louise Swartzwalder, Crestwood Farm

Por-Bar Farms (Kevin and Amy Leamer)

Monica Bongue, Muddy Fork Farm

Breezy Hill Farm (Phil and Mindy Bartholomae)

Dave Benchoff, Banzhaf Garten Organic Farm

Once the doors opened, we saw a steady stream of customers coming in throughout the day, many of whom had not been seen at previous member gatherings. The word is spreading!

All told, it was a satisfying first day: lots of activity, enthusiastic shoppers, several new members, and good sales. We even found an excellent review of the day from one of our producer members over at Local Harvest (thanks!).

And guess what? Next week, we'll do it again!

So stop by Saturday, November 14 and find out what the buzz is all about!

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