Friday, July 19, 2013

Best Market Yet

From a sales perspective, our seventh market was our best one yet. It also happened to coincide with the one market day when it didn’t rain (funny how that works) but instead we had blazing heat. It only gets up in the 90s for a limited number of days up here, and this was one of them. We got a break from the breeze, and clouds would roll by giving us some shade, so while it was hot, it wasn’t as bad as it could be, and I was behind a hot stove for most of the time.

We have been a bit downtrodden over the past several weeks because not only has the weather been bad, but the crowds have been somewhat anemic. I’m not sure, why, maybe it’s the economy, and the weather has been a big factor. This time around, there was no rain in the forecast, just scorching heat, which can be as detrimental as rain, though at this point, I’ll take heat over rain. We lucked out because the day was fairly breezy, which made the heat much more tolerable, and there were some clouds to offer moments of respite from the sun.

The day started out slow as usual, but we got a few bursts of business within the first hour. By the second hour, however, things usually slow down, and we sit around and wonder what’s in store. By 5:00PM, people started filing in, which makes sense because it’s the dinner hour. Things really started heating up (no pun intended), and we were busy. So busy, in fact, that it got a little stressful. Nothing like the dumplings, but still a little hectic.

By the end of the market, we had sold out of fixings, even though we had a few falafel balls leftover. It was a good day for business, better than any we’d had thus far, so that’s a good thing. On the other hand, it also means we have to re-stock our supply for the next market, not that I’m complaining... maybe a little.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to SalFalko for the pic.

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