A Kinky Farmers’ Market – and more to come

kinky farmers market

The first kinky farmers’ market was last summer: when many of us thought this clusterfuck was on its way to being all over, the LAM crew found an actualkinky farmers market farm that was willing to host a fetish trading event. We had a fabulous day there last July and, once the news came that ‘non-essential retail’ would be permitted from early April onwards, well, everyone got busy¬† and eventually we went down to the farm again last Saturday, April 17th.

I wasn’t the only one anxiously watching the weather forecast as the date got closer, but we were lucky in that it turned out to be sunny and dry and even reasonably warm. With a well-filed bookbag and a newly-acquired folding table, I took the train down to Brighton. Having had a previous Twitter discussion about the perfect ‘train picnic’ for one’s first proper outing, I had packed some provisions (well, Prosecco. Breakfast of champions, OK?)

kinky farmers market
Pic by IronicKrafts. Check out their website for brilliant handmade wooden hitty things.

In the run up to the event, I had had a couple of customers request books that were new to me, so naturally I’d ordered additional copies to take along with me (despite having told myself there was no need to buy even more new stock, at least not until after a couple of events had taken place.) So I had a good table-full to start the day with. And what a glorious day it was. Pheasants running around in the adjoining field, sausages sizzling on the barbecue, and a steady stream of customers all afternoon, including lots of people who had, it seemed, never been to a kink event before, let alone a kinky farmers’ market. All seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.

If you missed it, though, there is no need to be too disappointed, as we have another event next Saturday, but north of London this time. And, if you’re heavily dependent on public transport and therefore less keen to venture into the countryside, LAM returns to London on May 2nd, and Manchester on May 23rd. All events are for advance ticketholders only, but you can grab yourself a ticket (which will come with precise directions and information on how the event will operate in a Covid-safe fashion) here.

And if you can’t venture out, or don’t feel quite safe yet, or are just too busy on the relevant dates, you can always take care of your bedtime reading needs with a visit to the online bookshop. But it would be nice to see you…

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