Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Provo Farmer's Market- this Saturday!

Well, it's that time of year again! Starting this Saturday (eek!) I will be selling more great things at the Provo Farmer's Market. So far the plan is to sell Sammy Jaybird products (I really need to get working on that) and more Great Granola! (hopefully). Also, my sister Kendra is going to be selling some awesome handmade books (very high quality and always original) and a couple of other girls in my ward are going to be selling some baby/ kid stuff too. If any of you would like to stop by and enjoy this lovely experience, here's the info:

Provo Farmer's Market

Where: 500 West 100 South Provo UT 84601 (That's Pioneer Park, for those of you who know where that is)

When: Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (May only)

9:00am-2:00pm (June-October)

What: Produce, arts & crafts, live music, food and special events.

And now a few tips from someone (me) who has a bit of experience with Provo Farmer's Market:

1. Bring more cash. And while we're on the subject, carry smaller bills with you. Vendors run out of change faster than you think and you're likely to get much faster service if you carry around a big stack of $1.00 bills (or at least $5.00 bills) instead of a $20.00.

2. If you want to actually buy fresh produce, arrive at or before starting time. Actually, you can get quite a bit of stuff by showing up before it starts since vendors are there early to set up and are just as happy to start making money sooner. I say show up early or on time if you actually want to buy fresh produce because most of the actual farmers sell out of their produce really fast. One time last summer we were stationed across from a nice couple who were selling fresh peaches. They sold out by about 10:00am and then just packed up and left. This is totally typical of produce sellers. Lucky them.

3. Eat lunch there. The vendors who sell food there (as in food that they make, not just fresh produce) make such yummy, yummy things. My mouth is already watering for more jalapeno bread and that amazing stir fry. Mmm...

4. (Not meant to be a contradiction to #2) Show up toward the end. Often times you can get some great deals by showing up at the end of the day when vendors are just trying to get rid of things. Let's face it- we vendors get hot and sticky and worn out sitting out there all day and sometimes it's worth it to sell something for a little less just to be done and go inside where it's nice and cool. Lucky you... if you're lucky.

5. Bring your swimsuit/ clothes you can get wet in. Starting in June (I think) Pioneer Park will have a new water feature like the one at Gateway Mall. (I'm pretty sure it'll be a big fountain on ground level that you can walk through and play in. Super cool.)

Okay, well, that's pretty much all I have to say about Farmer's Market for now. I'm super excited for another great season of selling! Provo Farmer's Market is always so much fun for everybody- sellers and buyers included.


Lisa Lou said...

Hooray Hooray Hooray Hooray! I'm so excited for Farmer's Market to start! Except I won't be here this Saturday...so i will see you next Saturday!

Marae said...

i wish i could be there this saturday. also, please forgive me for falling off the face of the earth. we are so busy working and playing and not even getting enough sleep here in washington that i hardly have time to floss. can we please have a picnic sooon?