Beating back on the rain – Farmers market vendors persevere against weather

The latest Quincy Farmers Market took place on July 13.

Inclement weather has been no stranger to North Florida this summer, downing power lines and affecting


Despite those local weatherings, the attending vendors of the Quincy Main Street’s Farmers Market — which occurs the second Thursday of every month in the field behind First Presbyterian Church — were granted respite and overcame the odds for another successful event.

“It’s true. A few vendors were unable to arrive, especially those from farther away who in all certainty didn’t wish to drive so long only to be rained on, but we were especially lucky the clouds were cleared away so quickly, and after that people started pouring in instead of rain,” said Lorene Kitzmiller, of Quincy Main Street. All in all, she considered the event a success, and another notch in a string of successful local gatherings.

This month’s market featured delectable produce sales from multiple local produce farms, choice cuts from Weaver Farms, and a pack of puppies, ready for adoption.

These adorable critters were featured courtesy of Thin Line Knives, who sells handcrafted Knives of impressive detail.

“We always have wonderful times here at The Farmer’s Market, and we always make wonderful sales, after the rain things especially did pick-up. We make do selling our Sherlock Holmes themed bakery items, and we’ve sold so much we ran out a few treats beloved by our community. It is dearly wonderful we are able to find a local space in town to be able to share delights, network, and make friends and memories” said Laura of 221B Baker’s Treat.

She, along with family, sells the aforementioned Sherlock-Holmes Theme Baking Treats.

The event nonetheless saw record vendor enrollment again with 56 vendors this time.

Three different food trucks were all serving a variety of specials.

Street Chefs provided food done fast.

Lassalle Carnival Food prepared a lamb burger with seared pieces added to a hefty burger.

T. Walk Snowcones provided an assortment of delicious icy treats to severe the mood away from the weather, and to blast back against the muggy heat.

“My table was completely rained-on after the slight sprinkle, and I had to replace the covering completely. After the sun began to shine, which was about an hour or so into the market, all of a sudden droves of attendants came; I had record sales, with far over twenty. I will definitely be back next time,” said Roseli Tejada of Roseli Creations.

Rosali, a Quincy local, finds particular enjoyment in selling her trinkets to the wider Quincy Community.

The Market began at 3 p.m. and ended around 7 p.m. As always, vending is free of charge with the only caveat being goods have to be handcrafted or homegrown.

Quincy Mainstreet may be contacted regarding more information about vending, at (850)-662-1812.

Rubén Darío Uribe – Gadsden County News Service


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