Market days in the days of olde were a time of community, where people gathered to buy, sell, trade, and barter but they also got together to catch up, gossip, socialize, and generally have a good time. And though it has only been doing this for 10 years, Wicomico Parish has captured the feel of that perfectly this past weekend. Despite threatening clouds and warmer afternoon temperatures, crowds came out and were greeted by smiling faces and helpful people in red aprons. The traffic was so thick they had people directing traffic, as people browsed over flowing tables, chatted with friends, or even went on tours of the church.
And everywhere you looked outside there were tables full of good finds, and tents shading plants from Northern Neck Plant Society with Sassafras Farms, furniture, cider from Ditchley Cider Works, household goods, roasted nuts from The Health Nut, boats, honey from Nancy Krogh’s Honey, odds and ends for men, fresh produce from Garner’s Produce, Christmas décor, and more. Inside the Parish Hall, a huge bake sale was set up, and all of it homemade. Casseroles, soups, chili, jams, jellies, pickles, to name just a few treats. All this doesn’t even include the treasures to be found in the thrift store, or in the building with art and books. Very impressive for an event that began with a single yard sale and just wouldn’t stop growing.
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