Some households practice fire drills. Mine practices Farmers’ Market Drills. In preparation for the start of the Proctor Farmers’ Market regular season, I thought it would be a good idea to do a couple of mock booth set-up sessions. It’s something I’ve been putting off ever since UPS delivered my 60-pound vendor canopy last Monday. But it’s been on my list of things to do before the first market day, and with the sun and blue skies making an unexpected appearance this Sunday morning, there could be no more excuses to keep avoiding the exercise.
Surprisingly, setting up the canopy wasn’t as difficult as I’d thought. Sure it’s heavy, but with two people, it’s not so bad. I might have a different story the day we have to put the beast up in a downpour. For now, I’m going to check this item off my list and move happily onto the other gazillion remaining items. There’s the Little Dipper Confections sign I have to finish painting, the candy labels to print and cut, the 300 or so Little Gift boxes to stamp and assemble, and…and….
Oh yeah, and breathe.
Six more days until the start of my year at the Proctor Farmers’ Market!