Thanks to everyone who came to see us on Saturday at the Chicago Nettelhorst French Market! We had a great first day at the market and learned a lot. We really enjoyed the direct interaction with customers and getting feedback on the products, something we don’t usually experience thru the online store. It was a great opportunity to spread the word about our business and meet lots of new people. And of course, we also sold some products while we were at it!
When we woke up in the morning (bright & early), the forecast called for a chance of storms and a very hot day. Luckily, the storms and heat held off and we only had a few sprinkles! This market is located in the heart of the Lakeview East neighborhood, just north of Belmont on Broadway. The market has a wonderful community feel and many customers inquired if we would be back the next week. We will be back at this market, but not until August 24th & September 7th.
This Saturday (June 29th) we will have a booth at the Wheaton French Market. This market is very well attended and will likely be a very different experience for us. I'm glad we started with the Nettelhorst market as it was a great learning opportunity and helped to give us an idea of what to expect at Wheaton.
(Sorry this photo is blurry, but I wanted to show the awesome utensil display
that Kryz & Kaleb came up with!)
We will also have a booth at the French Connection Day at Cantigny on Sunday, August 11. This past weekend was a great test market for Stone Creek Trading, and we are hoping to add more dates throughout the summer. If you know of a market you would like to see us at, please send us an email or leave a comment below. We are always looking for ways to get our products out to more people!
If you didn't get a chance to come check out our products in Chicago, we would love to see you this weekend in Wheaton!
PS. You'll notice in the above photos of our booth from this weekend a number of new products that haven't made it onto the website yet. We are working hard to get them up, but preparing for the market has taken most of our time recently. You can use this post as a sneak peak of the new products! However, some of the toys you see here won't make it onto the website at all - we had such a great response at the market that we either sold out or have too low of inventory now to sell them online. If there is a particular item you see in the photos that doesn't make it onto the website, be sure to let us know! We are always looking for feedback on what products people are most interested in!