On January 31, 2015 Tampa Bay Time (TBT) had it’s first ever booth at the Saturday Morning Market in downtown St. Pete, the award-winning farmer’s market that has grown in over a decade to be the largest in the Southeast. As always, thousands of people came to ogle the market offerings of flowers, plants, produce, prepared foods, and multiple crafts, of a quality that is often rare in community markets, to a background of live music. TBT was a small presence in the 125 vendors that chilly morning, but a mighty voice for Time Banking in our region
Our TBT Pandora team from the St. Pete area did TBT proud, with the TBT logo on everything from a banner, to the table cover, to our t-shirts, and chairs! Since our booth had dog treats and water dishes, the canines pulled in their companions with enthusiasm, and we had great discussions with a wide variety of folks, including a couple who know Time Banking founder, Edgar Cahn!! We often heard “Really? Services for free?”, and “Really? I love pot lucks!”, and “Really? I just moved here and would love to meet people like this!” Time Banking at its best!
We’ve been invited to participate again, so look for another announcement in the near future, and plan to treat yourself to this wonderful experience. Muchas gracias to the St. Pete Pandora Team of Peggie Marks, Teresa Miller, Sandra Prandy, Renee Burger, Laura Clark, Douglas Bonar, and Marilyn Newbould, as well as Christina Bellamy, for staffing our booth and being the face of TBT on that day!!