Having booked ourselves into 3 markets in 4 days, my friend Sandra & I knew we were going to be busy, but we have exceeded all expectations!
The first was Buxton Farmers Market on Thursday. We have done this market before as part of Buxton Country Market (which has now ceased trading) but it was our first time selling as independant traders. We were a bit disappointed with the spot we were given but in the end had a good days sale.
Saturday was Whaley Bridge Farmers Market and Anniversary of the opening of Whaley Bridge Railway Station. This meant an all-day event instead of the usual morning market. It was a gorgeous hot n sunny day so we were very glad of the gazebo to shade us & the cakes! There were crowds of people all day and our produce was very popular. We had baked what we thought was enough to see us through the weekend, with maybe doing a few extra bits on Saturday evening for Sunday, but by the time we packed up at 4 oclock we had less than a dozen cakes left! So Saturday evening was then a frantic time baking late into the night so that we had something to put on our stall on Sunday!
Sunday saw us at Edale Fun Day --an event Buxton Country Market has attended for many years. It is always a good day with lots of things happening through the day. The weather started off a bit cool but soon warmed up when the sun had burnt off the early morning mist. Once again we sold out of cakes and also sold a lot more marmalade & jam than we expected!
All in all it was a very good weekend -- exhausting, but well worth the effort !