Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sunday Green Markets--Surprise Finds

Angela Kysely's Green Market is back from 2-6 PM on Sundays. She's rounded up several new vendors, including one offering doggie treats and another with wonderful woolens. They were the folks at the Oconomowoc chapter of Friendship Bridge, offering up knitted caps (modeled by this satisfied customer) and other wearables made from old sweaters, empowering the women of Guatemala to find solutions to poverty. You've probably heard of their swittens (sweater-made mittens), which have gotten a lot of nice write ups over the last few years.

OK, I wasn't expecting to get this deep in a little piece about our green market, and I don't want to talk it up too much, as Friendship Bridge will not be there this Sunday. We've had a nice mix of vendors and lots of compliments. Everyone is fully licensed, and Boswell does not charge a fee or take a percentage of the sale. This is tricky, as we've discussed how paying a fee might have vendors more committed to attending. For now, I like the surprise of it all.

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