Saturday, 28 April 2012

I've signed myself up to sell at a local country market.

Hello everyone, I hope your not drowning in all this rain we've been having lately. I swear I'm starting to grow gills!

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments left after my last post, it's always a thrill to hear from you all x

In my last post I said that I would give you a sneaky peek at my home which I still intend to do but due to this grey weather I've not had enough light to take any decent photos. I want to show you the bathroom but there's hardly any natural light coming into that room so I'll hold off until it all brightens up a bit.

Anyway, onto today's post...this morning I packed a small suite case with my creative bits and bobs and headed to a nearby village to see if the organizers of the local country market would accept me as a seller.

After a brief chat and a look at my products I was delighted to be told that I was 'in', on the understanding that I pay the hefty joining fee of 5p (that's not a typo it was just 5p!). Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and were selling top quality handmade/home produced goods.






I bought a Stilton and Walnut quiche, a jar of onion marmalade and a bottle of sweet cider. I love the fact that everything is local, meaning that nothing has travelled very far.   













After dropping the sweet cider of with my Dad I returned home to tuck into my goodies. I only wish you could taste that quiche and onion marmalade. It was absolutely spot on, I should have bought more!

This particular market is held every Saturday between 10:30 and 12:30 at Newnham on Severn in The Forest of Dean so if you live locally pop by and say hello and if you're passing through come on in and get yourself a little treat.  

But failing that hunt out your own local market and lend your support, you won't be disappointed I'm sure. 


20 comments:

  1. yes it all looked lovely and tasty. we have a similar market here in dereham norfolk and i think its good to support the local sellers. Also the produce is also lovely. I particarly love anything homemade like jams and relishes. What did you take to the market to sell?? i was also loving the crochet baby bootees very cutexx

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    1. Hi Pippa
      It was just a go and take a look day for me but I'll be taking my felt creations, etched bottles, some new designs of brooches that I'm working on and a few other bits.

      I know what you mean about the jams and relishes, they're my favorite too. The lady selling the crocheted lovelies was very chatty and we had a good natter about pricing (which is always a tricky one!) x

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  2. Hello. Yes our local market looks just the same, I wonder if the tableclothes Are a kind of uniform??

    Good luck with your selling. Do you have to do a stint behind the tables?

    Nice to hear from you. Hope everything is going well xx

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  3. Hello there lovely Poppy Cottage,

    Perhaps they do all have the same table clothes, I'll investigate and report back with info. Thanks for the good luck. I figure there's no harm in trying these things. If I don't sell much then at the very least I will have made some new friends and that can't be bad can it? I will be doing a stint at selling so I'll have to start practicing my market patter 'Roll Up! Roll Up! Get yer lovelee lavender bags here! - what d'ya think?

    By the way, I think I've lost your blog off my followers list(?)Do I still show up on your list of followers? I'll see if I can bring it back. I know I haven't deleted it...flippin Blogger!

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  4. It looks like a real lovely place to get good homemade produce. I am sure you will do well
    xxx

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  5. Well done you sounds like its going to be great and 5p i did chuckle ;-)) Thar quice looks lovely with the chutney. dee xx

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  6. there's not enough of those kind of markets in the world, is there?! So much good community spirit (and food!) x

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  7. Hi Jodi

    The only thing is I'm going to sell my stuff and I reckon that I'm going to end up buying more than I sell...x

    (by the way your blog is lovely)

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  8. Hi
    A note from the chatty lady with crocheted brooches and baby shoes, thanks for the comment.
    Did ok on saturday, have a couple of orders at least
    see you there again will we??

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  9. Ooh hello chatty lady with the crochet! I'm so glad you took the time to pop by my blog :)

    I'm not surprised that you did OK on Saturday, your work is great. I don't think my photos do it all justice though. I will deffinitely be there soon. x

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  10. The chatty lady is Ruth, I will be there sat have done my orders nearly so looking forward to seeing what they think.
    Have a head full of ideas need to employ fleet of pixies to help me execute them! see you soon

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    1. Hi Ruth, crickey your a bit of a wiz having nearly completed your orders! I'm going to have to try and keep up with you.

      There must be something in the air at the moment because I'm buzzing with ideas too. I must remember to write them all down because if I don't they just vanish and I can't seem to remember them...must be getting old!

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  11. Definately, since turning a certain age all gone to pot!
    been to town today bought few goodies for more projects and to complete orders. I have done blue jacket and yellow set of clothes jacket, bonnet and bootees. going to do some more bits ready for sat, hopefully mayday weekend and jubilee will bring extra bods out¬!
    Ruth

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    1. Flippin heck Ruth steady on ol' girl...blue jacket, yellow set of clothes jacket, bonnet and bootees! Your crocheting hands must be just a blur when your working!

      I forgot it was a long weekend this week, perhaps I ought to go along to this weeks market???

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    2. Glad all the clothes went have started on next lot. Doing peach angel top, has little trousers/shorts but not knitted before so not sure about them. White cardigan. Have order for more rabbit slippers, just had msg about jointed bears, lady wants info and to give one a home. really need to think about blog and online selling.
      Nice to see you again today, blog looks fab!
      Ruth

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    3. Got some lovely bits for market, Peach angel top , lilac crossover cardi, white cardi and possibly bears and brooches
      what have you been busy with???
      Ruth

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  12. Ooh that sounds exciting Ruth, I've been doing some work that will be printed up into postcards so it won't be allowed at the country market. I've not got as far with it as I wanted though because I've been working lots of overtime at work this weekend :( xx

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  13. Why won't these be allowed at the market, if it is your work it shd be.
    Ruth

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