08 November 2017

so long brickworks


Last week of the Saturday morning Brickworks Farmers Market - some move indoors for the winter.


This was my 10th year



and probably my last.


Quite frankly, it was the worst year I have ever had -  by far.



The crowd has changed.  Many, many more tourists , not in itself a bad thing, just they are not there to shop but to be entertained.


Toronto now is now saturated with markets, flea markets, pop ups, farmers markets, would be farmers markets, markets in office block lobbies, travelling markets and more.


Again, not  necessarily a bad thing, I love markets, just a helluva lot more competition.


 I love the social aspect and the customers. I enjoy making my own money. I like my little business and still  find it intriguing. 


And to add insult to injury, I fractured my ankle that last morning.

I will make up my mind on how to continue next spring



9 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to here both about your ankle, but also you might not continue the market. I too have had to re-think as I don't enjoy it as much as I used to, after all these years (getting on for 40 now) I am looking forward to retiring!

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    1. I think you and I are in the same boat.

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  2. Oh my - you fractured yourself? That's NOT fun!!!! Did you do it at the Market? I'm so sorry!!!!! Also sorry about the bad sales this year - seems like that's going around in so many areas. Take care of you my friend!

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    1. Yes MA, fell over a box. I guess more vintage knitting is on the horizon

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  3. So sorry to hear about your fractured ankle as well as your reluctance to continue at the market. Bad sales seem to be a sign of the times. Treat yourself kindly! xxx

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    1. Ill do my best. Off to London this weekend, caste and all.

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  4. Oh, that's depressing--both the fracture and the tough times in your business. Your items are so gorgeous and so pristine. I hope you find the right venue for them.

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  5. Ill work on my online marketing

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