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.