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The Wednesday Market is Open


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for all of this week’s product listings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

We’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly

Ordering Time Is Upon Us!


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for all of this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

How are y’all enjoying this cold weather? Although I really don’t like being cold, I have to say – it’s about time we had a REAL winter. There is a season for everything. On days like this, my plan is to make something hot and tasty in the slow cooker. Beef pot roast, perhaps!

We hope everyone stays safe and warm, and we’ll see you at the Market on Wednesday!

Thanks,

Beverly

Happy New Year! The Market is Open!


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your orders by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

We have arrived at the end of another year. Thank you for your support of The Wednesday Market. We send you our best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Thanks,

Beverly

Reminder - The Wednesday Market is Open


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday, Christmas evening. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Thanks,

Beverly

We're Open - Order Now for Delivery After Christmas


Good morning.

Just a few more days til Christmas! While you are hustling and bustling, don’t forget to order from The Wednesday Market. Due to the holiday falling on Monday, we have opened the ordering cycle a day early, to give you plenty of time to place your order. Order pick up is the same as usual – Wednesday, between 3 and 6 p.m. Check the website for this week’s offerings. Here is the link:
https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

The ordering system will be turned off on Monday, Christmas evening, at midnight.

Thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture and for choosing to buy locally.

Thanks,

Beverly

Last Chance to Order before Christmas!


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. Orders are ready for pick-up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Are you ready for Christmas? This is the last ordering cycle for orders to be filled before Christmas, so please make sure to order those items that you may want for your special celebrations or to give as gifts.

Please note that next week’s ordering cycle is scheduled to close on Christmas evening. Now, as much as we know how you all love The Wednesday Market, we seriously doubt you will remember to order by 10 p.m. Christmas evening. To solve this challenge, we have decided to open next week’s market a day early, on Friday morning, Dec. 22. Doing so gives customers the opportunity to order Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Christmas Eve) and Monday (Christmas Day). You’ll have an extra day ahead of the holiday to put in an order. Orders will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Thank you for your support of locally grown agriculture and for buying locally. We’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

The Wednesday Market is Open!


Good evening.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for all of this week’s product listings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Zebulon’s Christmas Parade is tomorrow. More than 60 vendors have booths throughout the Courthouse Square that open at 12 p.m. The parade starts at 3 p.m. This is a family friendly event with activities for youngsters and will help even the most bah-humbug souls get into the Christmas spirit! Even the weather feels like Christmas. It’s going to be chilly, so bundle up!

We hope you all have a great a Sunday and will come out to Zebulon for tomorrow’s festivities. And we’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly

In Case You Missed It - We're Open!


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Hope everyone has a happy Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly

Here's Your Reminder to Order; Tell Us What You're Looking For


Good evening.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for all of this week’s product listings. Here is the link:
https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

You may notice a new category of products this week: “Wanted”. We are experimenting with a way for customers to tell us what goods and products they are looking for that are not yet offered on The Wednesday Market. Many of our best product ideas come from our customers, so we would like to hear from you about what you want. You can use the Wanted category to “place an order” for a product that you would like. Here’s the way it works: choose the “Wanted” category, select “Product Suggestion 1” and use the “Comments” section to describe what you are looking for. Be sure to tell us your name and list a way for us to contact you (a phone number and an email address) so that we may pass your suggestion on to someone may be able to help you. We also plan to have paper forms at the check-out desk on Wednesday. Like I said, we are experimenting with this concept, so we’ll see how it goes.

Thank you for your support of locally grown agriculture and for buying locally. We hope you all have a pleasant Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Today is Small Business Saturday - Buy From The Wednesday Market!


Good morning. The Wednesday Market is open for orders.

Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product listings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Today is Small Business Saturday. What does it mean and why is it a big deal? To answer these questions, I turned to the website https://www.daysoftheyear.com. Following is an excerpt of the information contained there.

“Small businesses often are overlooked by customers who are enticed by larger companies, and this can adversely affect the local economy in more negative ways than might appear on the surface level. The rise of shopping malls and large chain stores such as Walmart and other retailers has caused irreversible damage to Main Street in the last half-century or so, and it’s paramount to remember the importance of supporting local small businesses.

“Why should we not celebrate the spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship, as exemplified by small business owners who take the risk of following their dreams? After all, it’s a common thing for politicians to talk about supporting Main Street over big business, and how small business owners often face greater hardships than larger companies. Since Small Business Saturday is held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day, it falls right during the peak shopping periods of the year.

“The 1960s saw the rise of the American shopping mall, and the decades since have seen large chain retailers further cementing their position in terms of taking over the retail sphere and displacing smaller, family-run businesses. This model has spread further throughout the world, and chain retailers have been usurping small businesses’ market share worldwide in the last few decades. The difference is most stark in countries like the US, where small businesses have often been obliterated within a year or two of some large chain retailer coming to town and opening up shop.

“Small Business Saturday is a relatively recent phenomenon – the first one was in Roslindale Village, Massachusetts in 2010 as a counterpart to Black Friday (which features big box retailers, and its anti-consumerist counterpart, Buy Nothing Day targets big business). Small Business Saturday was originally sponsored by American Express and the non-profit National Trust for Historic Preservation. From the very start, the day has been promoted through advertising on both social media and more traditional means such as television and radio advertisement.

“You may be wondering how to celebrate Small Business Saturday since it is possible that you might have been led to believe that small businesses are a thing of the past. That, however, is not true, and you can dispel such ignorance by observing Small Business Saturday. As a consumer, you can choose to spend your money at local small businesses on this day rather than going to the big box retailers at the local mall. After all, the best way to support small businesses is to go and spend money at them rather than somewhere else. You can also tell your friends to do the same, perhaps making a point of organizing a shopping day where you only visit small, local enterprises instead of chain stores. While you may or may not end up paying more, it’s important to remember that spending your money at a small business generally puts more money into the local economy than if you’re spending that money in a chain store."

So support your local economy, and go out and buy things from a small business today.

Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly