For the first time in 3 years and 24 Markets, we had to actually CANCEL. The word just stings. The word itself is usually never attached to good news or great joy… However, thankfully sometimes we can still smile and chuckle a little on the inside as we learn lessons in life.
We are deeply apologetic to all of our vendors especially – we know they prepare by investing time and resources. We apologize to the shoppers and supporters. While “what had happened was” not entirely our fault – we did not establish a written contract with the so-called hosting venue for our Oct 13th Market. In fact, we have never used or signed a written contract, out of all the different spaces and places we have popped up and hosted our Markets over the past 3 years.
We’ve learned from many people who we have spoken with that they did not have a great or professional experience with this particular establishment either. We have do have a trail of emails, but that’s now neither here, nor there. Lesson re-learned.
After a brief break on our Bi-monthly Markets, we were forced to cancel. SO, we move on, and we appreciate the backing and understanding from everyone we spoke with or who sent us a positive word, keep moving with us for the bounce back and we may even double up to make up for it. Stay tuned!