Walkin’on Wednesday is back at the first farmers market and car show of the season.
From 4 pm to 7:30 pm on June 9, July 15, August 11, and September 8, downtown Amherst is crowded.
On the first Wednesday of the season, vendors, from soap makers to farmers to household goods makers, set up tables to sell their products.
Many vendors are entering the market for the first time, including Marianne Love (49) and her husband Karl Love (52). The Loves specializes in wooden signs, magnets, key chains and handmade ornaments.
“My husband has been an artist for a long time. It started with painting and moved into this business,” she said.
The owners of Grafted by Love, Marianne and Karl Love, work full-time, carving wood, laser cutting and painting in their spare time.
From 6-foot wooden garden figures to small kitchen magnets, Loves works with customers to create ideas that will be useful to everyone.
“Our prices range from a few dollars to big ones over $ 100,” she said.
The Loves said it was inspired by a previous vendor who continued to sell at Walkin’on Wednesday.
Quanta Smith, 39, and her daughter, Leila Smith, 14, made masks and earrings in a mother-daughter business venture during a pandemic.
For the past year, Smith has sold on Wednesday at Walkin’and Facebook group Face Masks by Kwanita.
“We actually collaborated with Loves,” Smith said. “Layla (her daughter) asked Marianne to laser-cut her earrings along with what she already sells,” Smith said.
With booths next to each other, Smith, Leila and The Loves showcase their homemade products to the world.
Smith showed off a bandana for dogs with his daughter’s pet, Zero. Recently, Smith has been focusing on making matching bandanas for dogs and their owners. She sells bandanas for dogs and matching human masks, headbands and scrunchies.
“It’s fun to be here because we’re creative and we like the same things. We have the same style and we like to craft,” Smith said.
Pogie’s Catering chef James Pogorelc brought his talent to Walkin’on Wednesday.
“It’s my first time doing this, but it’s been fine so far,” he said.
Pogorelc said he would like to join the market and introduce Pogie’s Catering’s catering services and restaurants. The restaurant is open from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursdays and from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
He said the rib grilling process he provided took about five hours.
“We all use natural hardwood,” he said. “You can’t rush a delicious barbecue.”
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