This past Friday marked the beginning of the season for Marshfield Farmers' Market (after the official season opener was cancelled due to thunderstorms in the area), and despite the cool, overcast day, and the occasional light mist that fell, it was a great day. We saw many of the vendors from last summer, and a whole bunch of new faces too. Katie's pretzels were great for a quick supper, and Suzie sent us home with a stack of pretty impressive desserts. A vendor who we hadn't met before came with fresh picked strawberries, and they sold out at least an hour before the market was over!
One of the new vendors interviewed John later for a newspaper article about the market. I gather that is going to be a weekly feature. I hope it brings lots of enthusiastic customers out to see us. As much fun as the farmers' markets are, we couldn't do it without the support of the communities.
We've been working hard, over the past 6 weeks, to gear up for the market season, and also to prepare some new products for the 17th Annual Spring Planting Festival at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Weather permitting (and so far, the forecast is sunny and warm) we'll be set up both days selling cedar garden totes, seed boxes and plant trays, along with a few more goodies, and also, fresh iced tea from Steep The Senses.
We raise Dexter cattle, assorted poultry, and free-range children on a family farm in the Ozarks.