Following on from a successful last few months at the Artisan Market I am delighted to report another great turn out last Sunday - from 10am almost on the dot, cars started coming down the lane and continued to do so throughout the morning.
I had my reservations when Leon, Tom and I were setting up early on Sunday morning as we got soaked through. A couple of traders also had issues and had to cancel – Phil the samosa man got caught out by the weather when his car got flooded and he had to be ferried home by the RAC – sadly the people who came down especially to stock up on samosas missed out this month.
The miserable weather didn’t deter, and we were lucky to have use of the Winery so we were able to house a lot more stalls inside – sadly that was temporary so I can’t guarantee the same the next month.
We had a great turn out of businesses – with 40 stalls offering lots of different types of goods. – in fact, so much variety our shoppers were spoilt for choice. So busy were the stalls this month we had to overflow out onto the field.
The atmosphere was magical with people wandering around chatting and the bistro was full of people eating a hearty breakfast. As the morning got underway the fantastic Helen Pearson started to sing a selection of songs from the 40’s & 50’s onwards. This lady really knows how to belt them out and I am very proud to call her my cousin!
From feedback we found that our visitors this month were mainly looking to see what was on offer with a view to coming back next month to buy for Christmas. I am sure we can look forward to another great turn out next month to oblige.
We set up the Artisan Market to support local businesses and encourage everyone to BUY BRITISH!
See you all next month – 10th November