A lot of work by a lot of people paid off Saturday morning as Headland first ever farmers’ market brought praise from organizers, vendors and attendees alike. “We were thrilled,” Amanda Mueller, farmers’ market chairman, said Monday morning. “It was a great event.”
Mrs. Mueller said she was told the event ranked as high as similar markets in Auburn and Dothan. “Overall, it was just fabulous… a huge success. We hope the vendors were happy.”
While saying the organizers would understand if there would be somewhat of a letdown following the first event, Mrs. Mueller promised work would continue to make sure Saturday’s level of excitement remains. “We will be rotating vendors to keep the products fresh,” she said. “We also will operate on Harvest Day and we have special Halloween events set.”
Other comments were also as supportive.
“I thought we had an excellent turnout,” said Headland Chamber President Chuck Lueck. “From all the responses I had the vendors were happy, and the participants were very happy with it. I’ve not received anything negative. It was a very good start to the rest of the season.”
Mayor Ray Marler was also impressed. “I thought it went great for the first time… a great start. We had great crowds. It couldn’t have been any better.”
In conjunction with the market, 75 local runners took art in a 5K race in the city. Local businesses also expressed excitement at an increase in Saturday sales. “It was good for local business,” Mrs. Mueller said. “It brought a lot of people to the downtown area.”