Farmer's Market Season: Meeting You
I would have to say that one of the most rewarding parts of my job is meeting the people that make it possible for me to make jewelry everyday. Although I do this through various ways, one of my favourites is at the local farmer's markets in Edmonton. Ever since its induction the Southwest Edmonton Farmer's Market in the Terwillegar Rec Centre lot I have been an occasional vendor. This market was small at first, but since it was in my neighbourhood in south Edmonton I wanted to support something truly local; truly in my backyard. I have been back every year and I've seen the market grow and establish itself in the neighbourhood. My customers have become familiar faces whom I not only sell jewelry to, but whom I talk to about family, kids, work; something that we all share. Life is so much more interesting when you can share it with someone else. And of course I purchase my veggies from Riverbend Gardens, beef jerky from Jerky Jerky, kettle corn for the kids and always something new from a new vendor. Supporting local is where it's at!
I have also been fortunate to be a vendor for a third year at the St. Albert Farmer's Market. This market is so worth the drive to Perron St. in St. Albert. I'm always excited to set up my table quickly so that I can do my own shopping at the amazing variety of food vendors at this market. When the market opens to the public, though, there is no time for shopping. I am always amazed at the number of new customers I get every time I attend this market. They have never seen my jewelry, but feel connected to it once they see it. I am grateful.
I always bring something new to these markets; many one of kind pieces of jewelry for many beautiful & unique women. So the next time you see me at one of these markets, stop and chat. Because...
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