Saturday, March 9, 2013

College Park Brunch Market

Mark Baratelli, Owner The Daily City, has taken over College Park Farmers Market and turned it into "College Park Sunday Brunch Market." The Market happens in the Infusion Tea parking lot (1600 Edgewater Drive, College Park FL). It happens every Sunday from 11am-3pm.I went to the inaugural opening to relax and sketch. Robert Thompson was playing guitar and singing in an outdoor tent. Mark greeted me and pointed out Orlando's very first fashion truck called Lollipops and Pistols.

Kristin X sat in a lawn chair beside her vintage fashion store on wheels. She is a stay at home mom mom, living her dream of being an artist and creative freak. She studied commercial illustration in college, many moons ago, but it seemed too structured for her. Her true love is designing invitations and stationary goods. Oh and thrifting, lets not forget thrifting. Several women got lost in the trucks vintage clothing for quite some time. Kristin's son took an interest in my sketch and at one point, Kristen's husband took her spot in the lawn chair. He joked that I shouldn't put his beard on his wife.

When I finished my sketch, I went to the Local Roots tent and ordered some shrimp and grits along with a strawberry Mimosa. It was a delicious treat made from all local ingredients.  Mark had his 60's themed plastic chairs set up around a patch of fake lawn. Some Kerouac House authors were having a heated discussion presumably about literature. Mark was busy sending out tweets on his cell phone. If you are looking for a unique place to have brunch on a Sunday then stop by the Brunch Market.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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