Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Spokane Public Market.....A Dream Come True?
It all started for us when vending at a local farmers market, a kind gentleman approached. He quietly looked over our setup and products and then asked a bit about us; where we lived, that sort of thing. Then he asked if we would be interested in vending at a full-time indoor market. My heart skipped a beat! Was he serious? We have dreamed for years of having a "store front" of sorts. However, the overhead these days is just, well, over our heads. And our goal when we started was to never go into debt via bank or small biz loans. A full-time, year round, indoor market place would be ideal in every way. It didn't take more than a few seconds for me to say, "Absolutely, we would be interested." So, he took down our contact information and said he would be in touch. I can't even tell you how excited we were. And are even more so now since Matt became disabled. Valhalla Farms will become a bigger part of our livelihood than ever before.
And then there was the waiting. And more waiting. But while we waiting, the powers that be were hard at work behind the scenes. Finding property, negotiating with the city, and all the legal stuff that goes into something as grand as this. It is NOT a small undertaking! To really get an idea of just how grand and wonderful this will be not only for the vendors, but for the entire Spokane community, hope on over to the Spokane Public Market website and have a look. See the vision for the Market, how it will benefit the community and the downtown area and YOU! See how you can get involved and support the Market. Sign up for the Mailing List for important updates and Become a Facebook Fan. And lastly, Spread the Word!! Tell you friends, you mother, your brother, your dog! EVERYONE!!!!