Waking up to a typical beautiful day my youngest son (21yrs) and I had a 5am morning start and drove from Ōtaki and headed to the Martinborough market to sell our Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation's Indigenous pure Awazibi Maple Syrup.
It was absolutely people packed, and busy with the exchange of wares and $$s. What a great day for family to participate in this glorious event. There were many foodstalls from ice cream to hotdogs, and hamburgers and many choices of cultural foods.
The concept of this market day for a small rural town was a fantastic idea from the beginning. They probably didn't realise how big this event would turn into. It has been in operation since 1977 and has changed very little since then. If you are thinking of using this event to promote your wares, you need to book ahead by two years at least. I would certainly recommend it.
āriafoods certainly had a great day with our product, as we completely "sold out", and we generated such interest because some of those customers who did buy the product commented on how beautiful it tasted, and to such an extent, they placed an order for more. Now that's what market day is all about for those stall holders who are trying to drum up more business. We must not forget too, that it's also about meeting people, other stall holders as well.
So, to this end, I would highly recommend spending a family day at the Martinborough market.