We had our second market day this morning, this time over in Pinjarra. A few years ago these markets were huge, sadly, not so recently. We went for a look a few weeks back and there weren't many stalls and not many people while we were there. Husband decided that they weren't worth going to again and he probably wont. I decided that they needed support and decided to have a stall there and did.
It is sad that these markets, and others in different areas, are not supported by the people of the towns. They can't grow without our going for a look on the day, maybe buying something small from a couple of stalls, maybe having a stall ourselves. I think the more people that go and look then the more people might decide to have a stall, the more there is to see so the more people will go.
Like last week in Waroona where the market was small and slow going because of other things going on, it was the same today. Other bigger events in the area. A couple of regular stalls from Pinjarra markets weren't there today as they went to one of these bigger events. And why not, you go where you will make the most money. But how many people going to the markets today won't go again because of the lack of stalls...
We plan on having a stall here next month and we plan to have a stall next month at the Waroona markets...but if it rains or husband is home and decides that we will go away for a few days...I know that the markets will have 1 less stall. And during Winter? Do I want to support them enough to go in the wet and cold knowing that others wont so it might not be worth it for us...Am I just a fair weather supporter? Is this good enough...Dunno. Time will tell. I know I will be miffed if either of these markets close down due to lack of support...
What do you think? Obviously a sometimes supporter is better than none but how often to not go is too much? Do you go to markets during Winter? Do you think that they need your support or do you think they will get the support from enough others? If they did close down would you know, would you miss them?
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