Toward the end of a three-day market, Emily Corsen, 9, estimated that she had sold 90 small, designed pots with succulents. After a quick stop at her table, shoppers could easily see why Emily, who arrived with 117 pots, was successful.
“The best part is getting to talk to people,” Emily said. “It’s fun to explain things.”
Emily was one of many local artisan vendors who displayed their crafts during the Vancouver Farmers Market Holiday Market from Friday through Sunday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 West Sixth St.
Emily first ventured into the market scene earlier this year at the Vancouver Farmers Market Children’s Market. Hoping to raise money for a cruise in celebration of her birthday in January, she raised $408, said Jeri Cella, her grandmother who began selling designed bibs at the market nearly a decade ago.
“Emily’s like me,” said Cella, 61. “She’ll talk to anybody.”
Accompanying Emily on Sunday were her mother — Amber Corsen of Vancouver — and friend — Sophia Campbell, 7. After the two girls asked passersby if they were interested in the succulents and hand-painted pots, they were happy to explain the thinking behind the designs.