DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT - BUT IT IS SPRING!!
I keep looking outside and realizing that despite the snow, spring is trying desperately to arrive. Birds are singing, the grass is attempting to become green, and kids are everywhere in shorts - even with snow on the ground still....
I find it hard to believe that another winter season has come and gone - and SUMMER markets are here once again! I keep asking Father Time to slow down a little - but alas, my requests for longer days and slower Earth revolutions are ignored.
This market season will be an AMAZING one with the family business now in full swing!
TWO NEW RED TENTS have been purchased to help you locate our tents easier.
Sylvan Lake will have two tent spaces side by side - allowing for the products to be visible on the table instead of all squished up! The Farmers Market is held at the Railway Promenade - and we are always at the DQ end of the parking lot!
Red Deer Market - we are planning TWO locations! Red Deer Market is downtown at the arena parking lot behind Red Deer Lodge... Most folks will even park at the lodge and walk across the street for instant access to their favorite vendors!
Lots of folks have told us that they don't go over to the "grass" side, or "cement" side and that they stay in one area to purchase their produce, snacks and sweets. We are trying this summer to have SCRATCH become known on both sides of the market - spreading the love! (I will publish the official cement location once issued)
EAST (cement) WEST (grass)
Our thought is that on really miserable days when few vendors actually show up for market, we will stay in the cement location so that customers don't have to venture over to the grass if there's no one there! We will run both booths all summer as most folks know we live on the grass near the RV Mat lady, best kettle corn ever, and Elk Guy. lol
Bentley Market - Papa will again run our booth at Bentley Market - inside the building at the back wall... Banner will be hung on the wall, and its the same setup and racks/tablecloths you have all come to recognize for scratch!! He sells out quickly so it's always a good idea to shop close to the bell!!
My hours are always very long, and markets keep me super busy, but its a great family atmosphere that keeps me going. Vendors are a great support to one another and we have FUN!
Huge shout out to my daughters, husband, Papa Scratch and even Gma Scratch as it will take all of us to pull off this amazing summer!! Without them, it wouldn't happen!
ALWAYS remember that you can PREORDER THE WEEK BEFORE to have your items held for you if you think we might be sold out of your favorite or if you want a CUSTOM package made!!! If I can fit it into the menu for the week - I will!
CUPCAKES, BARS, BISCOTTI, SUGAR COOKIES, COOKIE DIPPERS, BROWNIES, CAKES
:) thanks so much, scratch fans, for allowing me to continue to live my dream!!
HERES TO ANOTHER FABULOUS SEASON - and perhaps even a little sunshine!