April 14, 2018
by Deborah Burgess
***Our Farm Market and Guided Tour will not be open tomorrow, Sunday, April 15, due to the forecasted severe weather.***
Farmer Bob suggested that we get a table at a local farmer’s market and, since the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market is our FAVORITE local market, I contacted them, made application, our farm was inspected, and we were approved! That was an exciting day for us this past winter, and a bit scary since we’ve never done anything like this before.
We started in February when the market winter schedule was every other Saturday from 10:00-Noon. We figured this light schedule would give us time to work out our kinks before the crowds and weekly Saturday schedule of the spring, and it did!
EVERY market day in February and March was freezing cold with blustery winds! Most Saturdays in between were warm and sunny…just the way Mother Nature decided to get her kicks, I guess, but we persevered. Opening day for the regular season was Saturday, April 7th, and we packed up our goods and got organized on Friday wearing tee shirts and loving the sun. Dawn broke on opening day to rain and 42 degrees! You can see in the picture below that we still made it, but without our homemade soap since that doesn’t do well in 100% humidity. (Suds, suds, suds!)
Our table on a cold and rainy opening day.
We didn’t realize it, but there are some real die-hard farmer’s market patrons who come out rain or shine, and we had a GREAT opening day in spite of the weather. Today’s market was the best weather we’ve had. It was sunny and warm (but there was that wind again) and we had a very nice crowd and another good day. You can see in this picture that we have changed up our displays a bit. I need to hide all that stuff under the table, don’t I? Continue Reading →