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How some of our Stonington Farmers Market vendors help each other and connect us all with the global village.

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Summers in Maine mean setting up my tent at the Stonington Farmers Market every Friday morning to showcase my paintings and send people back to my gallery. Scott usually joins me at the market to do our food shopping, hobnob with the regulars, and offer marketing tips to help me close a sale.

My vendor neighbor is a wonderful craftsman in his early 80’s named Jorge Castaneda. A retired NYC photographer who used to snap fashion and rock ‘n’ rollers, Jorge turns beautiful wooden bowls by hand now. One day last summer Scott noticed that some customers were walking away from Jorge’s booth empty-handed. The reason? Because Jorge didn’t accept credit cards. Scott told him we don’t either and even though my paintings are high ticket items, we often close a sale by telling the buyer they can take the art and send…

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