We recently talked with Silvia Gnotta of Silvia Designs
(a jewelry artisan that has been a vendor of the Liberty Lake Farmers Market from the beginning of the market)
Here are her answers on her take on being part of this great local organization.
Q: You have been with the Liberty Lake Farmer Market from the very beginning, why did you decide to join the new market?
Silvia: I started with the market in the beginning. The year before I had broken my leg and ankle, and that is how I got into jewelry making, I'm just not good at sitting around. I needed something were sit, so doing something creative was right up my alley. I participated in a market before and it sounded like fun. I had recently read in the newspaper about the LLFM. The location was just right and Liberty Lake is a nice little community. So here I am and I love it!
Q: You sell amazing jewelry. What style trends have you noticed over the years?
Silvia: It has gone from traditional to large pieces to funky and everything inbetween. A great outlet for unique pieces.
Q: Where would you like to see the market in 5 years?
Silvia: A BETTER ECONOMY! Things are tough for just about everybody. It is such a fantastic market and it would be great to draw people from a large area and more tourists.
Q: Other than in number of vendors how has the market changed over the years?
Silvia: It has changed from a shoestring operation ( I really loved the "early days") into a vibrant gathering place with very friendly and personable vendors and great customers. It's not unusual to form real relationships with vendors and customers.