Farmers Market does well on Square

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Andalusia Farmers Market’s first weekend was a success, weekend with most vendors selling out of their products by 9:30 a.m. Saturday, manager Allie Vuyovich said.

“I was super pleased with our first weekend,” Vuyovich said. “I really couldn’t have asked for a better day in terms of weather and the customers and vendors kept on saying that as well.”

Vuyovich said that a lot of the vendors sold out of products, but that is what she wants.

“I mean, you always want people to buy so much that you run out,” Vuyovich said. “But we are definitely going to have to work on getting more vendors and more products out there.”

Since it was at the new location on the square, Vuyovich said that they had the factor of people stopping just to see what was going on.

“We definitely peaked people’s curiosity this weekend,” Vuyovich said. “We have people impulse stopping now, which is exactly what we wanted. It was just very different from being at the Farmers Market building. We had some vendors that had cookies, lemonade and boiled peanuts, so it was nice for people who just wanted to stop quickly and get a snack and look around.”

Vuyovich said that for the coming week, they will be more prepared.

“Now we know exactly what to expect,” Vuyovich said. “The vendors are going to be prepared and bring a lot more produce, at least to keep them there until noon. I think with the farmers, they don’t want to pick too much and then not sell enough of it, so I think now since they know what they are getting into, they are going to pick a lot more. The set up and take down of the tents also went a lot more smoothly than I expected.”

She said that next Saturday there will be a sheet ready for people who are looking into becoming a vendor.

The Andalusia Farmers Market is open today from 7 a.m., until noon at the Farmers Market building at 256 Historic Central Street.