Friday, June 17, 2011

Farmer's Market Rain

I started off the summer season with the first Farmers Market event yesterday in Columbia Falls. It was a lot of fun, although cold and wet. It has been raining here for, what seems like, a month straight. You only get fleeting glimpses of the sun and blue sky. So the rain gently fell all day and during market. But wet and cold didn't turn me or a few other vendors away.
Next to me was an Ice Cream booth. A brand new business to the Flathead area where they make your ice cream right in front of you! I had their special of the week, Strawberry Macaroon. It was delicious, but by the time I was finished I couldn't really feel my fingers or my tongue and had to jump up and down in my tent to keep warm.
Come to find out 35 vendors decided not to brave the weather. It would've been a packed market otherwise! Even with a market at a 1/3 of the size it should be with few people braving the rain to see what they could buy, I had a successful time.
I'm really looking forward to next week where it's forecasted for blue skies and a warm sun.


Anonymous said...

wish I knew you were there- will catch you this summer!!!
we aren't here for the opening- I am so excited to see the sow, however!! You are amazing!

Joyce said...

Your booth was radiating beauty and warmth in spite of the rain! People were just drawn into the space and were savoring your watercolors. I know you'll have a stellar summer there, always remembering that first night in the rain, radiating beauty and warmth from your booth!

Kim Shirley said...

Thank you for your kind words!!!! It means so much to hear that. Thank you thank you thank you!!! :)