Many of you may have read that some market organisers are looking to restart their events with guidelines in place which for many traders, is desperately needed. With screens installed and social distancing adhered to, it is a way for them to get back to earning a living, advertise their businesses and gain the exposure they need.
I feel that for myself, with the size of items I sell and the space and layout my stand requires, screening is not practical and my space could be better used (temporarily) for other traders to get out there and sell.
I’m still working away in my workshop making my handmade garden furniture, bird tables, planters and commission joinery work which has been only doable with the support and patience of you, the customer.
You have been sharing my joinery work, liking my posts on social media, understanding with supply chain delays/issues that are out of my control and so many of you have asked, “how are you?”. This really shows that people do care about small businesses and those that run them. As ever you can order from me via email, Facebook, Instagram, by phone and online.
I hope you are all keeping well and good luck to all the small businesses out there who are pushing forward in these uncertain times. I look forward to seeing you at the markets when it is practical. In the meantime please look after yourselves and support as many local businesses as possible.