continued Julie Giguere of Plattsburgh also joined the market this year with her home-based sewing business, “I’m Sew Crazy.” Giguere said she was approached by Parker at a craft fair last year, encouraging her to join the market.
“I thought I’d give it a try. And, I’m glad I did,” said Giguere. “I’m not making millions, but it’s not really about the money. It’s just so much fun, especially meeting new people.”
Candlemaker Evan Vacarr was also new to the market, joining for the first time last week. Vacarr inherited candlemaking equipment and thought he’d try his hand at bringing by his creations to sell them to marketgoers.
“I definitely want to get my initial investment back,” Vacarr said of his reason for joining the market. “I also want to meet new people, maybe expand some ideas and get my name out there.”
That’s what it’s all about, said Parker.
“I think farmers markets are wonderful,” she said. “You get to buy directly from the producer, grower or artisan. You know the product and where it came from ... All of our vendors take pride in their products. Our customers know and appreciate that.”
“If you haven't been [to the market] it is a good time to just check us out,” she added.
The Plattsburgh Crafters and Farmers Market will end its season this Saturday, with the market open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call Parker at 493-6761 or visit www.plattsburghfarmersandcraftersmarket.com.