I have always loved going to markets, farmer's markets, flea markets, antique markets, European markets, you name it, I'm there. Lately though there seems to be a new interest in these sweet gatherings of vendors and shoppers, wandering through little white tents or tables, gathering hand made and homegrown goodness, maybe like people used to do before there were 'supermarkets'. Now you'll also find artist markets, makers markets, vintage markets, garden markets, etc. in the upcoming event promotions of things to do with your weekend...I LOVE IT!
If I'm not vending or selling my wares at some sort of art/garden related marketplace, I'm probably attending one, because it's still fun to be on the other side of the table sometimes. And if I am vending at one, I so enjoy all of the people you meet and connections you make. The shoppers out enjoying their day, and the other vendors and artisans as passionate about their work as I am. They're always willing to share their stories on why they do what they do and how blessed we are to get to do what we love! So in addition to the 'advertising marketing' part of this awesome, crazy business adventure, there's also this 'to market we go' part. Yes, it's a lot of work to make it, take it, haul it all out there, pray for nice weather and nice crowds, and sell yourself shamelessly...but I still love it, from either side of the table.