Archive for July, 2010
This Saturday come join your neighbors at our third market. What does Boxing have to do with a market? We may not provide cooking demos, but there will be boxing demo’s this weekend. So what that means is you learn some new trick about exercise…so you can eat and then go get a little workout in. How cool is that?
And with the flea market part there is word of used tools, hardware, clothing and more.
Rumor has it Full Tilt will be back so come back sure you snag yourself a Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream bar…yummy!
See at Napoli’s between 10am and 4 pm on Saturday, July 31st. Grab a coffee, eat some good food at our neighboring restaurants, and maybe even have your brakes changed at the Tire Store while you shop.
Last Saturday we took the Market back to Napoli’s. They are so awesome there to let us use their parking lot.
The market is smaller at this point than last year, but we are still trying hard to make it great. Come join us on July 31st for our next one. We’ve lowered the stall rental price so more folks can hopefully make more money. Did you see those orange cowboy boots? Wow!
This time I only had a $1.25 in my pocket so I didn’t get to really buy much at all, but I did get loaded up with some wonderful freshly picked sweet basil for a buck. What a treat to be able to go home that night and make a big batch of pesto, so fresh and so good. Thanks Jose for planting sweet basil.
Colleen, those hats you are making are so cute. If you have not been down to see Colleen’s art, you have to. Artful clothing and she has these great new hats and more she has been making. She also said she is starting to make baby blankets…and oh are they soft.
And hello, who never told me that Uncle Woody’s popcorn was located in South Park. How cool to have a local manufacturer join our market.
Please come support our market and also the great businesses we have that surround the area. Because of the bridge closure, we could sure all use some extra foot traffic our way.
I want to hands down let all of the world and mostly South Park know just how much I really like the folks at Napoli’s Pizzeria (and the coffee shop). They are community minded, good folks.
There were concerns brought up about safety and street closures, businesses being blocked or not accessed by the market’s location this year and some of the products conflicting. But with that Napoli’s said we could talk about using their parking lot. And can you believe this, they are going to allow us to use it for free to make sure our market gets to be open this coming Saturday. We’ll pitch in some some electricity, restroom facility use etc. But this is amazing. Here is a business feeling the effects of a bridge closure and a depressed economy and yet they are stepping up to come up with workable solutions that allow the folks with small market vendor booths have a chance to try and make their small businesses hopefully stand a chance.
So now we wait to find out what the Mayor says about the street closure and the location. Apparently he has the final say. In the meantime, I am applauding Napoli’s for being such a great neighbor.
So one way or the other the market will happen at the corner of 14th and Cloverdale…we are just not exactly sure yet as to where.
In the meantime, please frequent South Park businesses whenever you can afford to. We are all in this together. The bridge closure is affecting all of us. Let’s pull together and help one another.
And we hope to see you at the Market this Saturday as well.
Today was the first day of the market. There was a little confusion with the DOT and the City for how to block off the street, but that was resolved after the Mayor came down to spend some time checking out our market.
If you came, you saw 13 vendors, a smaller group, but a good group. On my partner and my limited budget, we managed to be entertained and come home with some nice stuff. I think we had $25 collectively between the two of us. I had a hot link and Elizabeth had a Field Roast dog from Mama Juanita’s. Good stuff with all the fixin’s.
I got a birthday gift for my best friends 1 year old. It’s the cutest little handmade stuffed octypus made from a recycled striped sweater. I think Colleen said her daughter designed them and she sewed them. It is super soft and adorable.
From Jose, of course, we bought organic broccoli and fresh cilantro. We bought some limes, onions and freshly made tamales from Maria to take home.
There was Tupperware for sale, so we got a couple items out of the discount bin, jewelry, rosaries, flea market stuff, clothes, cowboy boots, and more.
I can’t forget Alex, who is the guy to see for insurance, tax help and immigration assistance.
Mix all that with lots of good neighbors, laughter, cute dogs fun kids and it was a good day in the hood. On the walk back home, a neighbor gives us kale, lettuce, carrots and onions from her organic garden.
The South Park Market on Wheels is the most laid back friendly market I’ve ever been to. I caught the tail end of some good music. Wished I had gotten their earlier.
All in all, it was a quiet day, an intimate crowd, but fun for those who came. Hope we see you next time on July 17th.
It’s gotten a bit little silly with where we are going to have the market this year. BUT, we finally have a confirmed location for sure. The City of Seattle gave us the official word last night that 14th Ave S, in front of Muy Macho, will be closed every market day for our Market. Yeah!
If you want to be a vendor, just show up at 9 am and ask for Carlos. The market can prohibit certain items from being sold in found inappropriate for the market and/or our audience.
While at our market, please remember to frequent our other South Park businesses as well.
• Buy your gas just a couple blocks away
• Stroll through the market with your espresso that you got just prior from Maria or one of drive thru spots
• Afterward, grab a beer at Loretta’s
• Take home pastries from Tikal Bakery
• Do your laundry while you shop
Discover other great things South Park has to offer. See ya this Saturday, July 3rd!