CFN – The featured picture this week is of our latest vendor to set up on the grass at Long Sault, A Few Essentials. Justin Whittam-Geskes is the young soap entrepreneur who manned the booth and this isn’t the first time that I have interviewed Justin. He traded for his first soap molds when he was 9 and he has been producing and selling wonderfully scented and functional soap for more than a couple of years.
The weather was great for the market yesterday, no rain, no high winds, no tornado warnings, and there were an abundance of shoppers out to enjoy the sunshine and buy lots of local products. And for all of you that were waiting, maybe not so patiently, yes, there is local corn available. Andrew from Avonmore Berry Farm had stacks of fresh picked corn but was sold out before 5 PM.
One of the facts of life at the market is the busier that I get selling coffee the shorter my market report is. If enough people come to the market I may not even have enough time to take a single picture. So if you are tired of looking at my ramblings about the Long Sault Farmer’s Market the only way to shut me up is to come out to the market and keep me busy. I know the other vendors are tired of having my camera stuck in their face.
Remember, the best place to shop for fresh locally produced products on a Friday afternoon is in Long Sault from 2 to 6 PM, but we close early if there is a tornado warning.