On Saturday, Oct 27, there was a slow, but hopeful, start to the Carrabelle Market. In the newly finished lot/pavilion at the corner of State Route 67 and Ave B NW, vendors came to sell without charge. Chase Gray brought several tables of inexpensive beautiful items. Penny L Anderson displayed her original water colors and spread enthusiasm to young artists. Vicki Harris contributed a sample of the works from "Shop by the Sea," normally opened weekends next to the "Smallest Police Station.

Even though I was hoping for locally-grown produce sellers, I am pleased that this space is available and, for now, free of charge. Hopefully the "Big" market (Every Saturday) and in -between weekends (still open to vendors) will encourage local growers and entrepreneurs to get involved.