Hi all! Well, it's officially Spring, so time to get thinking about this year's market, yes?
REMEMBER, second Sunday of each month, noon - 4pm (June, July, August, Sept.)
I wanted to revisit the comments made at our end-of-season get together last fall, what's been done (so far), and what is still to do. So, here goes:
What Worked?Hooray!, community building, very fun, met new neighbors, great start, music was great, bake sale wonderful, loved the energy and feel of it
What Didn't? Need to clarify task allotments, need compensation for the manager, need more business, solidify schedule, need consistent signage, need permanent posters/flyers up (esp. at campgrounds, Newhalem Store, and even in the Methow)
Ideas for Next year?Better signage, add rummage sale (Spring Cleaning?) at first one in June, add Harvest Share at last one in Sept., schedule time slots for musicians (2-3 per market?), permanent laminated flyers, advertize!!!, get the MCH board members involved, make MCM "schwag" to sell at the market, find a dedicated FOOD vendor
So, most of the items on the "ideas" list have now been done, except that we still have yet to: 1. get commitments from MCH board members for help, 2. create the flyers/posters and find a laminator, and 3. we need to find a food vendor (sandwiches, etc.) The vendor applications are on our website: www.marblemountcommunityhall.org/events, so if you know anyone interested, please have them complete that and mail it in, as directed. (They MUST be received well in advance to be pre-approved: make sure there are no duplications and that what they wish to offer is appropriate for our market!)
In addition, I'd like us to have a beginning-of-the-season potluck and work party: how about Sunday, June 1st? 3:00 work party (mow grass, fix up the road signs, test out your canopies, etc.) 5:00 potluck and meeting. Kids & families are, of course, always welcome.
Thanks so much, all of you! Here's to building community while having fun.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
P.S.: NOTE - There will also be a SEED SWAP on Sat., April 19th during the Easter Egg Hunt at the Hall (outside, under the picnic shelter) - noon to 2:00.