A couple of things that are immediately noticeable are that the two ends of the market are anchored by vendors who demonstrate a genius for display: Owosso Organics and Tomac Pumpkins.
|Right (south) side.|
|And these are in front of where you pay.|
|The circled items are supports used to create a stair-step effect where all produce is displayed to maximum advantage.|
|Why tilt the boxes the peppers are in? Because the level of the produce drops as customers buy them and they disappear from sight if the boxes are not tilted.|
The upside was that most vendors had a little bit of time to talk to me. The blustery weather kept many of the customers away.
|More of the stair steps.|
|Even with no sun the honey looks great. How does Applegarth Honey do that?|
|I tried to remember to ask, "What is your 'signature' product." Mr Droscha quickly pointed out his bourbon barrel aged maple syrup (on the left) and his vanilla cinnamon maple syrup (on the right). The packaging on the vanilla cinnamon maple syrup is worthy of comment. The square bottles and the real corks are eye catchers.|
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