Be they farmer's markets, selling fresh produce,
or craft markets, offering locally-made, handmade arts and crafts,
markets reflect our heartfelt yearning
for face-to-face contact with producers;
for a sense of belonging with like-minded people;
to encourage and support the creativity and endeavour of each other;
for a slower-paced, intimate way to shop;
to support micro-business;
to celebrate diversity;
The Hot Lakes Craft Market is one such place.
Artists, artisans and craftspeople reflecting the diversity of our creative heart.
I enjoyed being a part of this growing phenomenon.