Our Island started a Farmers Market Co-Op about 3 weeks ago. They asked all of us who farm or homestead to be a part of it and sell some of our goods. It’s on Mondays after work hours for 3 hours.
We missed the first week but participated the second week by putting up a table and selling some of our homegrown vegetables, canned goods, baked goods, and the Teen Queen’s handmade clay jewelry, lipsticks and sugar body scrubs. We had about 50 items and came home with 3. I’d say it was a success!
A farmers market is such an awesome opportunity to support your local farmers and meet people who like to homestead. I always give out our Facebook site and this page so anyone who wants recipes to try their hand at adding a little of the homestead life into their busy lives can try it.
I am asked over and over again how I fit all of this in with working, kids sports almost every night, barn chores, animal care, and still finding time for boating and spending family time visiting all of the summer happenings in our area. My answer is always…you just make the time. Whether it’s baking, canning, or making jewelry, providing anything for your family that is homemade is such a great feeling.
Here’s to hoping today’s market is a success like last week!!!