The parking lot of Crescent Country Antique and Gift Shop in Crescent Mills was transformed into a bustling community marketplace during the First Saturday Market Aug. 5.
Shoppers perused booths offering items ranging from jewelry to handmade doll clothes, from mystery novels sold by the author to stitched placemats, homemade preserves and Christmas decorations. Two firsts at this market were Jeffroe’s Produce from Chester, providing fresh fruit and vegetables, and Indian Valley Innovation Hub’s Made in Plumas booth, presenting products made exclusively in Plumas County.
Lunch was available from Crushabowl, which sold out before the event ended at 2 p.m. The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce provided live music by Tommy Miles and the Back 40, who played and sang from the shop porch.
“This is a well-established event,” said LaRonda Mannies, who creates and sells acrylic pour art with Marcus Johnson.
“It’s a very warm and friendly atmosphere. It brings the community together, not just Crescent Mills but from other places like Greenville and Quincy too.”Marcus Johnson
“It’s fun, low-key, and easy,” said Rosanna Angel, who makes goat’s milk lotions, soaps, and other products. She also said she likes the atmosphere, and the “home-town feel.” “It’s a great way to see everybody,” she said.
Many vendors and shoppers expressed their appreciation for Crescent Country owner Lisa Forcino. This is the fourth year she has been presenting the First Saturday Market, which runs April through October, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. She said she enjoys seeing all the local people, and said the market is “like a big family gathering.”
To learn more about the First Saturday Market or to sign up as a vendor, contact Forcino at 530-284-6016.