May 9, 2012 written by School House Oils 818
We participated in our first Farmer’s Market, the South Elm Urban Market, this past Sunday. It was fantastic, and only encouraged us to try more. Naomi and Leviah loved it, as did Drew and I.
Honey was a huge hit, we offered a sampling to visitors, and sold through most of our stock–so, we may be squeezing the bees in a few weeks to have more 😉
We also took several plants, mainly tomatoes, to sell. These are a couple of the sampler packs we put together, 4 varieties of heirloom seedlings for $6, we sold all but one. People are excited about growing their own food, and about learning the history of plants like Cherokee Purples, Brandywines, Abe Lincolns, Good Neighbors and more…
Not pictured is the lettuce, which we sold through quickly–we intend to bring more of that next week, we weren’t expecting to sell it so well. Also, we sold rhubarb plants and tomatillos–other great plants that folks want to be able to grow for themselves and experiment with.
As we already knew, there’s such a movement toward food understanding, and we LOVE participating and learning ourselves. Beyond anything, we’re excited to be connected with the local movement of folks. So many new beekeepers, backyard growers and general smart consumers–the Urban Market is a brand new staple in Greensboro that this ‘farm’ family is thrilled to be a part of. Come and see us!
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That's awesome, Lacey! You'll have to let me know when you guys are out again. This past Sunday was packed, but I'd love to see you at the market. 🙂
What great experience! Your honey looks delicious.
So glad it was a positive experience for you!