Photo from Alan Snel at Bicycle Stories
The sun was shining on Seminole Heights yesterday as arts, crafts, food, and community organizations met hundreds of residents on the lawn of Hillsborough High School on Central Ave. The cold didn't scare people away and as soon as the sun came out, it was packed! We saw so many friends and customers that it was a little overwhelming at times, but the show of support from our neighbors was very inspiring. Artists that we invited to the event were blown away by the neighborhood support and that will allow the market to grow with each new date. The next market will be March 14th and we can hardly wait!
Personal highlights for me were seeing groups like the Urban Charette, Seminole Heights Bicycle Club (with biking blogger Alan Snel, BGOSH, and the Seminole Heights Community Garden in full force meeting neighbors and getting the word out about their respective missions. Future blog posts will cover each of these with events such as the Pub Grub Ride and Paint the Town Green. Other highlights were the awesome vegan Crimson Velveteen (red velvet on steroids) cupcakes from the Organic Juice Co-op, sampling our new Gluten Free Bakey Viitals awesome cookies, and Joe's Oat Patties for lunch. Apparently Viitals has organic coffee so I'll happily be diverting some of my Java cash from the green giant down the street.
There were lots of great artists including jewelry, clothing, and a really awesome woodworker that we chatted with early on in the morning whose name escapes me (I suck at names BTW). Thanks for everyone that came out and feel free to drop a comment and link to other artists or groups that you enjoyed at the show.