Well, the market was certainly buzzing on Saturday. It was great to see some new faces – I do hope the stallholders for whom this was their first Pantry did well and enjoyed the day.
The fact that we ran out of bacon and beer perhaps says a lot about the numbers of marketgoers. It’s a good job our local breweries are so very local, as there was some dashing out at lunchtime to replenish stocks!
Thank you, everyone who came and supported The Pantry’s second Christmas Market – all the volunteers, who worked so hard and so cheerfully, the stallholders, who brought such a variety of great products and made the market so interesting, and of course our customers, who came to buy, to sample the wares in the coffee shop, to chat with friends and neighbours, and without whom there’d be no point to The Pantry!
We’re currently sorting out some suitable dates for next year’s markets, which I’ll post as soon as they’re finalised.
Finally, you may like to read The Pantry – One Year On, written by one of the instigators and main driving force behind the project, Francesca Darby. We put the notice up on Saturday, but it was easy to miss in the general bustle, so I’ll post it here too. I think it says what we all feel about it, really. It’s been hard work, but we’ve gained a lot from it, and we hope other people have too.