Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Farmers Market

Yesterday was another FM day. In addition to the usual produce, we also brought figs, two types of green beans, and cucumbers. The beans sold out within the first 20 minutes of market, the figs within the first 1.5 hours, and one lady walked up to my booth at the opening of Market and took all of the cucumbers!!! Talk about big sellers!! Cucmbers are seadily rising in production, so by the end of this week, I'll have one order for pickling filled! Overall, it was a slow market day, I came home with a small flat of squash, quite a few grape tomatoes, and 8.5 lbs of small tomatoes. We left at 12:30. Elizabeth was falling asleep in her chair, so I loaded everything up as quickly as I could. Tony's wife helped me out since I was really all alone at Market. Travis helped set up first thing in the morning, but then he had to go to work, so it was just me and Elizabeth for the rest of the morning. Luckily for me, as soon as we got home, she took a nice long nap!

I know it's hard to see, but Joanne sent Elizabeth a cute little outfit this week and it made a debut at Market. The shirt says "Raised with love in Texas" and the skirt has different colored stars on it. Super cute!

Later in the morning, Noah was nice enough to bring Elizabeth and I a huge slice of watermelon! She took a few bites, but then discovered it was more fun playing with it than eating it!

So, I broke the slice in half after I had eaten most of it and gave it to her to play with. Her tray, hands, and face were all a mess! I know to always bring extra wipes!! You can see that she dropped her half on the tent stand.

The major lesson I learned while at FM alone was to bring lots and lots more entertainment! I'm thinking paper and crayons next time! I did tape a piece of paper down on her tray and gave her a pen. That lasted 10 minutes, tops. She would have had a lot more fun if I wouldn't have been trying keep her from drawing on the tray.

Do you have any entertainment ideas for me? Leave your ideas in the comments!!


Kelli said...

I think it's time for a Nana visit. Let me know what days work for you. Elizabeth is so cute! Can't wait to see y'all.

Joanne said...

I'm so glad it fits! She's getting so big...I need to see y'all again!

soccermom10 said...

Looks like Elizabeth really enjoyed that watermelon even if she mostly played with it!