Sunday, May 3, 2009

Farmer's Market was Fun

Well, I would like to report that I had a great time at Farmer's Market yesterday. Despite the many little things I stressed over in getting ready for it last week, I feel that it was all worth it. I was a little worried nobody would come when I woke up yesterday morning and saw that it was pouring down rain. Kendra and I got our baseball caps pretty wet just loading the last few things into the car. But by the time we got to the park to set up the rain had pretty much stopped, so it was no big deal. Besides, we are Oregonians. It'll take more than a small downpour to keep us inside. Anyway, people did actually show up and I am happy to report that we sold a bunch of Great Granola! and that I even sold a few onesies and hair clips. It's always exciting to me to sell things, especially when it's to strangers. I think, perhaps, I do Farmer's Market more for the thrill of selling than for the profit.

Also, I was in great company. Kendra and I each signed up with friends for separate booths this year, but got them right next to each other so we could take over if somebody needed to leave or get lunch or something and that worked out great. Kendra usually shares a booth with Jenny Bruner, but since she was out of town this week, Marci Wallace came along and sold some really cute hair bows. (Don't worry- they were totally different from mine, so we're still friends and everything.) :) Also, I shared a booth with Todd and Rachel Freestone and their adorable little boy. So between the four of us, we had Kendra selling handmade books, Marci selling hair bows, Todd and Rachel selling really cute kids capes, hats, and car mats, and me selling my onesies, hair clips, and granola. Needless to say, it was quite the little party. We also enjoyed a lot of friends stopping by and chatting for a while to stay out of the rain under our canopies. Thanks Rishard for being my cashier for me when you were visiting, by the way. And a big thanks also to Todd Freestone for playing cashier for me pretty much the whole time. I had to have gloves on to give out samples and Todd was nice enough to handle money for me so I didn't have to take off and put on new gloves every time somebody bought something.

And speaking of being in good company, I am happy to report that there were a good number of other sellers there! I was a little worried that with the rain and it being the first day of Farmer's Market and all that hardly anybody else would be there selling things, but there were plenty of booths to keep people occupied and entertained. And although I am sad the stir fry people weren't there, I did enjoy a really yummy steak taco with fresh lime and cilantro. Yum.

So, for those of you who came yesterday- it sure was fun to see you there! And for those of you who didn't come- we hope to see you (and the sun) next week!

7 comments:

CK Morgan said...

will you be there next week? We were dying to go, but had to pick up some things we bought on craigslist. I NEED to buy some of your granola! Plus, I love the atmosphere of farmers markets.

Patricia said...

Sounds like you had a great day. I'm glad it went well!

Katie said...

No worries- we'll be there next week for sure and probably most of the summer. The plan is to keep going until I get worn out from being pregnant. :)

Last Family said...

Sure was fun to be there with you Boo boo! We did good this week in the rain, and we should do great the rest of the weeks in the sun. Bring on the sun!

Kathy Haynie said...

It just tickles me that the granola recipe is so famous! It originally came from a La Leche League cookbook - it's good and healthy and so yummy. I'm glad you and Kendra had a good time there.

Polly said...

I think it's funny that I used to make the granola for Katie and send it in care packages and finally Kendra taught her to make it (although I'm sure Katie could have figured it out given the recipe) and now you make it in big batches to sell.

Katie said...

I knew how to make it all along, Polly. I just never made it when I was single because it would have been way too much granola for just me.