We apologize for not keeping up around here, but we've been swept up in all the excitement during this first month of business.
Thanks to you, our wonderful shoppers, we are seeing steady increases in sales and in membership. Over the first three weeks of business, we've almost doubled the number of vendors selling on Saturdays (from 22 to 42).
And thanks to all of the buzz about Saturday's holiday market, we're going to continue the holiday market spirit by popular demand each Saturday through December 19.
That's right -- in addition to all the great food you can find at Local Roots, you'll also be able to shop here during the holiday season for beautiful art note cards, paintings, knitted items, yarns and other woolen goodies, fudge, cloth shopping bags, and so much more. And when you do that, you'll be helping to support local artists and crafters.
We don't have many photos from the holiday market, but board member Dave Benchoff shared a photo of our special guest, Gene Logsdon, with his lovely wife Carol. Gene and Carol sold lots of books and talked to many producer members and other admirers throughout the day, and they told us they were "really impressed" with Local Roots. We appreciate them taking the time to come to Wooster and to share in the general excitement!
For a better overview and more photos from the holiday market, please visit the Chiot's Run blog. Susy stopped by on Saturday, talked with several people, and gave us a rave review on her web site. Thanks, Susy!
And if you missed all the music, food, gifts, crowds, and generally uplifting feeling of community on Saturday, you still have a chance -- every Saturday from now until Christmas, 10 AM to 3 PM.
Don't miss out!