It's may be obvious, but it's really tough out there right now. We're all making sacrifices that we've never had to make and learning how to do things in a different way. I haven't started making sourdough bread yet because I really don't like to cook, but who knows. Maybe next week?
And what day of the week is it anyway?
My home away from home is the Napa Farmers' Market. I started selling there over 20 years ago and have made lifelong friends with many other vendors and customers. We've been through births, deaths of family members, weddings and sicknesses together. Love these guys!
But the market is way more than the place I go to sell my jewelry. Farmers markets, besides providing a place for farmers and small businesses (like mine) to set up and sell what they grow and make, provide a place for local folks to gather, get education and purchase locally grown food. I know Whole Foods is great, but you get your food at the market right from the one that grows it. The market also donates to local food banks and doubles what needy family gets from the Cal Fresh program.
Besides donations to keep afloat, the market depends on booth fees paid by vendors every week. Since the pandemic started, the market is considered an essential business because they sell food, but that also means myself and the other artisans cannot setup and sell! We miss our sales, but the market misses much needed income.
I am donating a portion of every online sale to the Napa Farmers' Market for the foreseeable future. There is nothing more important than helping those who need it most, and I want to give back in any way I can.
So... you can feel good knowing that just by shopping with me, you will be helping a great organization!
To learn more about the Napa Farmers' Market go to napafarmersmarket.org