A pop-up thunderstorm passed through Pembroke Saturday afternoon just before the start of the special Whistlestop Farmers Market at Twilight, but that didn’t stop North Bryan residents from getting out and exploring the special evening market.
The event, sponsored by the Pembroke Downtown Development Authority, was a change from the normal morning market, Pembroke DDA Chairperson and City Council member Tiffany Walraven said. A lot of people had asked about an evening market, she said, and switching the time brings new opportunity.
“We did it to generate more interest for people who can’t always make it on Saturday mornings,” Walraven said.
Though the storm sent a few vendors home and canceled the live band that was scheduled, many vendors stayed despite the weather and set up shop under tents.
First-time vendor Jenny Warren with the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens of Savannah offered a wide variety of assorted herbs and plants, including firespikes, spider plants and more.
“We needed to raise more funds for the bamboo farms, and I thought it was a good opportunity to make people more aware of the farms,” Warren said.
Veteran vendor Debbie Floyd with The Branch Office of Pembroke brought her potted trees and plants to the market for an end-of-season sale and said she was glad to see a good turnout.
Read more in the Aug. 17 edition of the News.