Monday, November 25, 2013

A busy tour - thanks to all of our customers!

Whew! This year was a very busy one at the Broody Rooster for the 25th Annual Cedar Yellowpoint Christmas Tour.  Thank you to all of the customers who visited us and supported local artisans with your purchases. 

The message about the need to buy local continues to gain steam in society.  And while the benefits are often cited as environmental in nature (i.e. less carbon emissions for transport), there are numerous social benefits as well. In the case of artisans - who transform resources into aesthetic and consumable new products - local shoppers allow them to perfect their craft and make an income. Many of them keep our heritage alive as well.

I have enjoyed being part of the CYAA and find that as a cluster, we collectively attract significant traffic to our studios, workshops and galleries each year.  It is a cooperative spirit that is hard to find.

Our barn provided us much more space for our "fancy farm girl" items this year. Shoppers told us they loved the set up, the quality of the work, and the ambiance at the farm.  Many petted the horses or Oscar, or they viewed the chickens, bought eggs and the men were often spotted looking way up to study how the barn is constructed. Others enjoyed interacting with the artisans and watching Deb work her magic with wool. I enjoyed the many conversations with guests about a wide range of topics and I especially enjoyed seeing the numerous repeat visitors from years past.

Thank you artisans for your efforts and again to our many customers for your visit to the farm. See you next year.


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