A very quiet day at Linton Farmers Market. I am not sure why they stayed away but unusually for this market, it was pretty dead! I have been re-branding the business over the past couple of months and two weeks ago recieved my order of new bags. I then decided my display at the markets/shows needed updating, so I had a whole load of apple crates made which, even if I say so myself, look great (see picture). Shame there was no-one there today to notice! I even had new leaflets to hand out. Maybe the Olympic tourch being local in both Saffron Walden and Haverhill kept people away, who knows. Hopefully things will be better next week at Burwell Farmers Market. I treat these markets as a ‘shop window’. It gives a chance for people to talk to you as well as see the products. Sometimes people pick up a leaflet but don’t call you for several months afterwards. As long as they remember me or keep the leaflet stuck on the fridge I don’t mind. It has been a woeful spring and summer so far on account of the appalling weather. Trying to sell anything to the gardening public over the past 3 months has been ‘challenging’ to say the least. We did however venture into Haverhill this afternoon along with the many thousands to see the tourch come through the town. It was a great afternoon and my Son got to hold one of the tourches. Now all we need is a bit of sunshine.