I took the plunge and signed up to be a vendar at the Kimball Area Farmers’ Market this summer!
To put it simply, I like Farmers’ Markets.
I love the idea of local farmers gathering in one place to sell and show off their home grown produce.
I love that the lady down the street can bring her award winning pies and carmel rolls to share with the world.
I also love that someone who
is obsessed enjoys a crafty hobby has a reason to use all the stuff in her studio cause if she doesn’t do something with it soon her studio will turn into a room deserving of an appearance on the show “Hoarders”. I also like the fact she may even stand a chance to earn a little extra moo-laa to buy more crafting stuff she probably doesn’t need to feed her obsession hobby. Not that I personally know anyone like that…ahem
I also love the thought that the community can go there, chat with the locals, and go home with some mighty fine produce, baked goods, canned goods, and crafts. I like to know where my food is coming from, that it hasn’t traveled hundreds of miles to get to my plate, and knowing my dollar is going to someone who truly deserves it.
Now, I will admit that I have not done my part in the past to support and grow our local market. I decided that needed to change after I read this article in our local newspaper.
Now, what to sell?
I ruled out produce because relying on my gardening skills or even my gardening ambition to supply me with produce to sell through the whole season isn’t a wise choice.
I also ruled out baked/canned goods because I have a healthy fear of food borne illnesses. It makes me nervous.
So, in an effort to provide diversity to the Farmers’ Market, I am bringing crafts. I decided to make some bracelets, cards, and mini books.
Happy Tuesday everyone and try to stay cool in the very warm weather!