Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Adventures at the Farmers Market

The kids are out of school, the sun is (mostly) shining here in the Pacific Northwest, and farmers market season is in full swing. In the past couple of weeks, I've had the pleasure of vending at the Kent Farmers Market, Burien Farmers Market, and my favorite (I'm biased because I live here!), the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market. Needless to say, it's been a very busy time of hauling soap to and from locations, and of course, making more soap! Here are some notable highlights from the past few weeks of farmers markets.

Bartering for Berries in Burien

I had the opportunity to trade my soaps for a flat of local, organic berries from another vendor at the Burien Farmers Market recently. It doesn't get much better than this! I've also bartered my soaps for bakery bread, signs, and jewelry in the past.

Fresh, local, organic berries. It doesn't get any better than this!

Oh, the People You'll Meet!

I had a visit from several of the contestants of the Miss Washington pageant at the Renton Farmers Market last week. What a wonderful group of talented ladies! They made sure to stop in and take a sniff of my soaps before the big pageant.

Beauty queens love my soap! I'm the gorgeous one on the far right. ;-)

Shiver me timbers, I was also visited by a Pirate and an Enchantress at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Even though pirates can be tough characters, they still want to smell good. This pirate was intrigued by my Beer Soap. Too bad I didn't have a Rum Soap instead!

The Pirate is intrigued by my Beer Soap!

Saving the Bees in Des Moines

I had the pleasure of visiting with these fellas from Environment Washington recently.  They're working hard on environment-friendly invitiatives to help save the rapidly dwindling bee populations. No bees, no food! I donated, and you can too by clicking here!

These fellas from Environment Washington are helping to save the bees!

Now it's YOUR Turn!

If you'd like to stop by and see me locally, you can always find up to date information on where I'll be next on my Upcoming Events page. As you can see, there's never a dull moment at Emily's Handmade Soaps!


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