Friday, May 1, 2015

Farm Friday

A quiet day at the pond

Some highlights from the farm this week:

  • Recovered from open house
  • No deliveries this week
  • Worked on our farmstay - did some painting and repair work; made signs to comply with Virginia Green; worked on Virginia Green application; crafted rules for reservations and for guests; took care of some miscellaneous purchases to make sure guests are comfortable
  • Worked on market setup - repaired PVC sign frame; set up sign, table, etc. at market; purchased small freezer and set it up at the market; 
  • Attended final training session for market vendors - learned about exciting things like labeling, sales tax, and insurance (also learned that all the encouragement in the world for small farmers and farmers' markets doesn't help with all the red tape and hoops you have to jump through, at least in our state)
  • Ran lots of errands today to get ready for the farmers' market tomorrow.
Have a great week!


David said...

How was your open house? Did a lot of people show up? Bill was concerned about the attendance. It's always a scary thing to plan for an event and hope some one shows. Some day I'll be hosting open house on Terra Nova Gardens but that's a couple years away. It's still a battle to keep the weeds, vines, brush, and wild grass under control. I'm heading into my fourth season of wild vacant lot gardening. I can really understand what a task it must have been for the pioneers to survive on virgin land. Everything in nature from weather to wild life is set against a good garden.

Have a great recovering/planning day.

Cherie said...

David, open house was decent despite the poor weather. Once you have an open house, it gets easier as you know what works, what doesn't, what kind of prep is necessary, what isn't, etc. Yes, I can't imagine what it was like to have to clear trees, etc., plus there was no extension agent or hardware and garden supply stores nearby. :) Have a good weekend!