We recently spoke with Zhen Xiong of Sidewalk Floral & Produce
( He and his family have been with the market providing
great fresh produce and beautiful fragrant flowers for the last 10 years since the very beginning of the market.)
Here is what Zhen had to say about being part of the Liberty Lake Farmer Market.
Q: You have been with the market from the beginning what made you decide to join a brand new market?
Zhen: No one knew that someday this market will be this big. However, sometime you have to trust your gut feeling and go for it. Anything is possible. But w/o the founder’s leader ship we are NOT what we are today. many markets started and never make it to their 1st year anniversary.
Q: Have you been to other markets? If so what makes Liberty Lake unique?
Zhen: Yes we did. liberty lake farmer’s market, everyone is friendly and it is very organized and have very clear vision for future grow.
Q: You have beautiful arrangements, Do you have a favorite flower?
Zhen:Yes, we do. Our favorite flowers are Dahlias
Q: How do you decide on which flowers to grow each year? Are there customer favorites?
Zhen: We have planned and selected what flowers to grow accordingly to what season. Normally we started to do our search a few months after farmer’s market season’s over. We believed most customer love dahlia also.
Q: Where would you like the market to be in 5 years?
Zhen: we would like to hear people talking proudly all over the town that Liberty Lake Farmer’s Market is the most beautiful and biggest farmer’s market in the area.