Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Farmers Market

Market days are upon us! Last Thursday was our first day of Farmers Market, and we did fairly well! The market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. We'll most likely try to go on Tuesday and Saturday since three times a week seems daunting...unless we just have so much produce we don't know what to do with it! Today was Elizabeth's first day at market and she was extremely good...not to mention all of the people she draws to our table! We were completely sold out of produce by 11:30 a.m. I should probably mention that compared to the other stands there, we hardly have anything. My garden was a little later than everyone else's, so we're just getting going with a little steam.

We had Vine-Ripe Tomatoes, a few Bell and Jalapeno Peppers, pint baskets of Grape Tomatoes, Squash, Texas 1015 sweet onions, Green Onions, and Turnip Greens (which only two people bought). We did cook up a pot of the green for supper tonight. With bacon and onion, they're not too bad, but I'd pass them up, too. It's just not something that sounds yummy.

My tomatoes went extremely fast. I was the only farmer at market today who had tomatoes grown in Victoria County. One other guy had them, but he buys his produce down in the Rio Grande Valley and then brings it up to our market. People would much rather have something local.

We even set up Elizabeth's play pen. She was pretty good in there for quite awhile. Travis took her in the car mid-morning to run some errands and she fell asleep. So I moved her from the car to the play pen and she took a good litte nap right up until we sold out and it was time to go home.
Of course, this evening we were back at the garden doing a little picking and cleaning up. Travis and Elizabeth cleaned up all of the Zen Greens. It's a little warm for them, but we'll try to keep them going a little longer...the leaves they chopped off were riddled with worm holes. Little miss Princess got a ride in her chariot! Be careful, your driver turns into a bump on a log when the 10 o'clock news comes on! Just kidding, sweetie.

Isn't she just too cute!? I think so, but then again I'm her mommy! My little gardener.


soccermom10 said...

The table of veggies looks beautiful! No wonder you guys sold out....Elizabeth is adorable riding in the wheelbarrow.

Karen said...

Wow, everything looks great! Alex & Zachary like to ride in our wheelbarrow too.

Joanne said...

I would have bought stuff just to get a closer look at Elizabeth! Seems like everything you grow turns out to be good! ;-)