While I'm typically annoyingly cheerful in the a.m., I must admit that getting up at 5:00 a.m. for the Old Town Market was a bit difficult ....but boy, am I glad I did!
(You wouldn't guess from the stiff, wooden smile and posture below though, eh? LOL! "Frozen" would be how I describe it! )
All joking aside, it was a great day at the market. I met tons of nice folks, hopefully helped a few with some all-natural soap, and I think perhaps I sweat off a couple of pounds in the process! After all, it is July in St. Louis -one must expect to perspire. : )
I suppose I should explain my renewed heat-sensitivity: we just returned from vacationing in Wisconson for a week -lovely Wisconsin, where July evenings often require a sweatshirt -ahhhhh! So coming back to the heat and humidity takes some adjustment.
But I digress... Back to the market - Check out my Hubby's innovative (and very effective) marketing idea pictured below:
Yes, we allowed/helped folks to TRY a sample bar of Heirloom Soap (and then keep the sample) so they could actually feel the difference of our soap firsthand. It was quite a success, and we'll be making it a permanent part of our booth!
We'll be tweaking a few things, of course -but overall, things worked well & people bought soap ...not bad for our first day.
The other vendors were so nice and fun to chat with. We were next to a sweet German lady and her lovely daughter who sold their fresh-baked pastries and muffins (yumm!)
There was also a bicycle rodeo, kid's cooking class, cotton candy lady, handmade/handpainted birdhouses, and produce -oh the produce! We'll be eating fresh green beans and eggplant in the next 24 hours for sure. :)
If you're ever in the Belleville area on a Saturday a.m. you may want to stop in and see all the great stuff. It's from 7:30-Noon at the corner of W. Main and 1st St.
Hope to see you there!