On Saturday 22nd April, Wick Care Farm held another Pop-up Market. Old friends and new turned out in their droves to support this event and to find out what’s going on at the Care Farm this Spring...
Everyone here has been very busy over recent weeks preparing for the “big day”. We have been mowing, planting, potting on, baking and DIYing in readiness. Our animals have all been educated in how to 'Meet and Greet' our guests; all but the geese have been very welcoming!
We never cease to be amazed at the generous support we receive from friends of the Care Farm for which we are hugely grateful. Donations of raffle or tombola prizes were plentiful and tickets were easy to sell thanks to the quality and quantity of prizes on display.
Our Café once again was extremely popular and the choice of delicious treats on display made choosing a very difficult task, even for those who are gluten or dairy free. A light lunch of homemade quiche, soup, or filled rolls also proved a winner.
Outside visitors and stall holders alike enjoyed sitting in the glorious sunshine listening to the cheerful sound of our live band “Biff Bang Pow” who kindly gave their time to support our event. This skiffle rock'n'roll trio gave us some fun-packed versions of country classics and new-wave wonders which had us all boogying along. In the words of one of our regulars 'the music brought us all together'...
Laughter and chatter could be heard all around. Families were able to spend time communing with the animals or playing skittles and the marble game, which added a new dimension.
The market stalls offered a wide variety of beautiful hand crafted items including jewellery, walking sticks, sewn items and lip balms, as well as plants, cards, preserves and honey.
We raised just over £1500, which is fantastic! This money will be going towards a second wood burning stove, in our craft/cafe area, and fencing for the animal enclosures.
Our next market will be at Christmas - Saturday November 25th, same time, same place with a Christmas theme. If you would like a stall, please be in touch..
By the end of the day, we felt exhausted but, more importantly, we felt immensely proud to be part of such an amazing team!