Sunday was the very first (I think) French Market with added Little Fox Market in Rickmansworth High Street! We arrived at 8.30ish to set up our gazebo (Little Blu) and table and before we knew it, it was 10 o’Clock.
It was a really busy and fun day, with LOADS of visitors. Most were local residents, some of whom didn’t even realise the market was happening, and plenty of people from further afield. We did well at our table and of course, we spoke to many people with various skin complaints, some of whom invested in a pot of Soothing Skin Balm.
Lots of people were asking if the market would be there every week, or every month. I really hope this is the start of good things to come with regards to Ricky High Street, which has gradually lost its interesting, independent shops (e.g gift shops, homeware, carpets, hairdressers) and gained many (many) estate agents, charity shops and even empty shops 🙁
Let’s hope Little Fox Market can be a regular occurrence outdoors and bring some atmosphere back to what is a lovely little town 🙂
Ricky Week is the annual Rickmansworth Festival, which begins with a parade through Rickmansworth High Street and culminates in the 2 day Rickmansworth Canal Festival on the Grand Union Canal.
This year the canal festival began on the Saturday 16th May, which was also when we had May’s Little Fox Market. We knew that it would be hit or miss in terms of footfall, but I have to say it was particularly bad for sales! There was a good flow of people in the morning, many not seen before, but the afternoon was dire and we were on the coffees to keep going!
However, I was really pleased that we sold all three varieties of body oils to a customer, plus two body butters to another. I am really keen for people to try the oil and butter products because they always come back for more! I speak to so many people about eczema and sensitive skin, that it’s great to show them products that are natural and that help the symptoms.
Really hope next month is better!
This Saturday was our first Little Fox Market of 2015! Unfortunately the wooden bath accessories that I had ordered with a month’s notice hadn’t arrived in time, so I was bit annoyed that we didn’t have more soap dishes and nail brushes to make up more gift sets.
It was a nice sunny day, and the morning was fairly busy, but it soon became very, very quiet (boo!) We did have a few customers, two of whom were repeat customers, so that is great! One lady was really pleased with her Soothing Calendula Skin Oil and was glad that we were there so she could buy another one in person. We will be there again next month, which will be during the Ricky Canal Festival, so we’re hoping it’s a lot busier with so many visitors in town! If you are in Rickmansworth on Saturday 16th May, do pop into St Mary’s Church Centre (near the Feathers Pub) and check out the Little Fox Market – it’s a real gem!