OPENING DAY 2016 RECAP

Well, opening day has come and gone but not without its fair share of excitement. Unfortunately that excitement was mostly due to the ever present “Winds of Charles Pointe”. That and the unseasonably cold temperatures. As you can see in the above picture Chef Tim Urbanic of Cafe Cimino didn’t let any of it get him down while creating an excellent Italian Tiella under the Chef’s Demo tent. But, nothwithstanding a few bent tents and broken coffee carafes, we couldn’t have asked for a better turn-out and I believe the sales figures will show that it was our most successful opening day to date.

Somewhat overshadowed here by all of the new events taking place last Sunday were our four newest vendors so I wanted to take a second and introduce each of them to you. First off is Heidi Nawrocki’s new business venture, House on the Hill Soap Co. Heidi is a regular blogger here so I will let her tell you more about her soaps in a later post. Suffice to say, they are a hit in our family’s shower!

Our next new vendor is Whimsical What-Nots from Weston. Owner Becky Wine’s fairy gardens and hypertufa planters were a huge hit on Sunday. While they will be setting up shop at this weekend’s West Virginia Strawberry Festival they will be back with us for next Sunday’s Market.

Sunny Hollow Farms of Auburn, WV, is our newest value-added product vendor. Offering a full line of WV-made sauces, dips, and other items to spice up your recipes Sunny Hollow is sure to develop an enthusiastic following here in Bridgeport.

Lastly is our newest meat vendor, Indian Creek Farms. Indian Creek is a pasture-raised chicken and egg farm located in Harrisville. Their motto is “Quality First Over Quantity” and looking at the pictures of their farm it must be working. Those are some happy chickens indeed.

Be sure to stay tuned here Friday as we introduce our newest regular blogger, Chef Jay Mahoney of Pierpont Culinary Academy. I’ll leave it to Jay to fill you in on his blogging plan for the season.

Hope to see you at the Market this Sunday!

 

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