So I had disappeared for the past few weeks from Springfield popping. My other job is to do video editing for a huge company in Boston. They had sent me to Maui to edit their corporate awards presentation at the Ritz Carlton. I basically sat in a room editing video on a laptop for a week. At least I managed to fly there early and spend 4 days roaming around the island with my buddy Johnny, who you’ve seen featured in some of these videos for my Framingham location.
Apparently in my absence, the weather has been consistently crappy at the Springfield farmers market. Steve was trying to maintain our presence, but it really hard to get a crowd to form when it’s sprinkling through out the day. It also screws up the kettle corn popping process with so much moisture in the air. Today was the first “good” day we’ve had – the temperature reached in the 90’s but it wasn’t a killer day to work in. We’ve popped in temperatures near 100 degrees and it really takes a toll on you. The heat from the kettle can really raise your core body temperature until you feel like passing out. Fortunately there are showers in the hockey rink located next to us, so a good hose down in the middle of the day really hits the spot.