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Monday, June 21, 2010

making a tough choice

After giving it serious thought, I've decided to bail on the Willow Street Growers Market. I feel bad about it, I really do, but there simply aren't enough customers. I would harvest in the morning, and then spend the better part of the day at market, only to see so few customers and correspondingly few sales, then bring most of the produce home to throw on the compost pile. Sadly, it's been a waste of time and resources. However, an upside to quitting Willow Street is that it frees up almost an entire day. A day that can be spent getting the garden into better shape - weeding, planting, mulching and trellising. A day that can be spent making art. So it's all good. And of course, I'll still be at Lancaster's Eastern Market on Saturdays from 9-2. If you're in the neighborhood, stop in and say hello!

1 comment:

Teri said...

I wouldn't feel bad about giving up this one market. Just consider it trial and error. With all the hard work you do, you owe it to yourself to be at a market where people will purchase the food and plants you've worked so hard to grow. Just wait until you have a steady crowd of return customers each week just to visit your booth - how exciting that will be! :D