Sunday, September 12, 2010

Going to the Market

My coworker and friend has a certified organic vegetable and grain farm a few miles from our house. They run a CSA and sell wholesale and also at markets. She was busy this past Saturday, so she asked me if I could sub for her and work at the market. I said yes, and I roped David into helping. :-) I thought it sounded like fun and I wanted to see what it was like to be a vendor at the market. This particular market is in a neighboring county and has a mostly well to-do following.

We met at her house at 6:00 AM and hopped in the van. We got to the market and quickly got everything set up. I wanted to make sure we got everything just right! It was a lot of pressure and I didn't want to disappoint her! We had radishes, tomatoes, edamame, leeks, peppers, mixed greens, and eggplant for sale.


It was a perfect, almost-fall morning. Nice and cool and crisp.

The vendor to our right was Rise Up Coffee. They were awesome guys and the coffee smell tortured us all day! David got a regular coffee and a coffee smoothie (out of this world good!) and I got an iced coffee. They also sold hot apple cider and it smelled delicious. I don't know if you can see in this picture, but Kyle is pouring hot water over the coffee grinds to brew it. They said that's the best way to brew coffee!


Sorry, this was the only picture I was able to snap of the market. There were all kinds of vendors, like woodworking people, yogurt and cheese people, bison people, tea people, veggie people, dog treat people, and many more.


We even had music! This duo was set up very near our spot. They were really good and it was nice to have some background music.


We had a great time! We sold a good amount of veggies, and met some really great people! It's great to know that there are vendors with people who faithfully come every week and buy their products. We also think that it might be a possibility for us in the future...perhaps selling chicken, eggs, and rabbit. I'm just not sure about giving up every single Saturday for the whole summer and into fall.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I've never been to a Farmers Market, looks cool. Everything looks nice and pretty. We have a small farmers market in town, I've never stopped in.

Becky said...

Great job! Your booth looks very professional :) I wish I could have been there to help you. Great weather, coffee aroma, and live music! Fun way to spend a Saturday! :)

Deb said...

Awesome! I've always wanted to do that but like you, I worry the time needed would take over your life. sigh.... at least you got to try it out! I bet that coffee was great! Sure wish I liked it! :-)) Great work Katie and David! Love you, Momma

Kim said...

Looks like alot of fun! You might have to give that some more thought. Bet you could unload alot of free ranging friends.

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