Meet ‘Bob The Dog’ - All dressed up and no place to go for Crafter Market Vendors (open letter) - Artisan Farmer Markets

Meet ‘Bob The Dog’ – All dressed up and no place to go for Crafter Market Vendors (open letter)

Hi Everyone,

As most of you know, we’ve had our business, Bob the Dog for almost 3 years now and it truly has been a labour of love. Running your own business is an 8 day a week kind of thing, and if you didn’t love it, you simply wouldn’t do it.

Our business is primarily based on the support of customers at Farmers Markets across the Lower Mainland, and we’ve been so lucky to get into some of the very best markets out there.

Health regulations changed last week to no longer allow non-essential food vendors to participate in the remaining dates of the year – so just like that, our Christmas season disappeared.

While I understand the need to bend the pandemic curve, this has been a big blow to our small home-based business, in a year already filled with challenges.

We know we are not alone in this boat, that so many people are experiencing this – and worse. We count our blessings every single day and are thankful for so much.

All that being said, this still sucks! We have a house full of product that was basically packed up and ready to rock – now we’re all dressed up with no place to go, so to speak.

For those of you with dogs, check out our website – we’ve got lots of great products and gifts with purchase. We can absolutely help you fill those stockings!

For those of you without dogs, we would love if you could share this with anyone who does. The power of sharing is immense!

For everyone – PLEASE take the time to support local wherever you can. There are so many fantastic businesses out there that need your help.

Carra Hodgson

This letter was originally posted as a Facebook Comment. Bob The Dog is a regular vendor at most of AFMS’s five farmers markets and other Metro Vancouver markets including:

Thank you for supporting them and our other crafters and small business members. Sign up for our weekly newsletter for updates and to learn about other members. 

If you do visit, you can get a 10% discount by using promo code LOCAL10.

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