From the beginning, we had planned to have a Perennial Vintners booth
at the Bainbridge
Island Farmer's Market. This proved more difficult than we'd
expected as we were required to get a special "endorsement" from WSLCB
in order to sell at any farmer's market. I filled out the paperwork,
but it took about 2 months before we got it back, by which time we had
missed the first month's markets... This really wasn't that big a
deal as for 2007 we had only intended to be at one market per month
anyways, so we only missed one.
Our first market was the Summer/outdoor market 02-Jun-2007. The
weather was wonderful, we had a great time and sold some wine!
Mike, Beth and Ellis at the
Perennial Vintners booth (full size image 686Kb .jpg)
(Taken 02-Jun-2007, Betsey Wittick)
The BI Farmers Outdoor Market closes for the season mid-October and
reopens as the Winter/indoor market in November. We were also at many
of the Winter indoor market days.
Our first day, for some crazy reason I decided to be amongst the
die-hard vendors who setup up outside in the parking lot... Yes, this
was the day it snowed, which turned into that massive rainfail (5-9
inches in 24hrs). Our booth has a lot of leaflets and things that
aren't good with getting wet in blustery rains... Fortunately the
weather didn't turn too lousy until just about market closing time.
We'll be inside for all future Winter markets!
PV at BIFM Winter market 2007
Perennial Vintners booth (full size image 389Kb)
(Taken 01-Dec-2007, MikeL)
PV table (indoors) 2008
Perennial Vintners table (full size image 233Kb)
(Taken 06-Dec-2008, MikeL's cellphone, by Ellis L.)
Kate at PV table Columbia City Farmers Market, summer 2012
Perennial Vintners table (larger image 230Kb)
(Taken 20-Jul-2012, MikeL's cellphone)
The Great Zucchini Race
The BIFM has held a (believe it or not) zucchini race each year for
about 15 years now. Perennial Vintners has had an entry for the last
2 years... There are several videos available of the madness, go to YouTube.com and enter "bainbridge zucchini" into the search box -- the one from 2006 is very good!