Farmers Market recap 6

27 Jun

Hi friends!

Wow, what a crazy week! After nearly 6 days of being extremely sick, I think I’m starting to feel better! It was so weird, I felt like everyday was a new illness because it was all so random! First the flu, then a cold, then what felt like strep throat or tonsilitis, then back to the flu… it was insane. Not mention my loss of appetite, that’s always a strange one for me. I ❤ food.

Recap

Raw nut butters for sale! Only sold 2 mini. 😦

Granola

Samples

Look at all of the cans!

No, you’re a jerk. This is Scott’s jerk marinade. Oh my goodness, IT’S HOT! I actually tried it though and it was good.

Banjo band playing behind our stand. Nice music but having to scream the ingredients to our customers was not joyful.

 

The Jar Head Salsa guys are our good friends. Scott helps them with marketing and I eat the salsa.

This booth belongs to another good friend of ours. She is super talented and friendly!

I didn’t realize this at the time I took this picture but I totally know this family!

Our first attempt at making mustard. It was a hit! Although this is what broke my Vitamix (more on that later).

I love how I never have to buy soap again, I simply trade for it.

Lots of plants!

beautiful day at the market 🙂

Taking Risks

I don’t like being a negative nancy on my blog (or in real life) but things just aren’t going “great”. I’m definitely not saying things are going bad, but honestly, Scott and I are starting to worry. I guess I really wouldn’t say “worry” but more “over thinking” if you will. We spend all of our money on food to prepare for the market, it’s actually extremely risky business because we never know what to expect! But people love us. & I know in my heart that God is always good. People like what we’re doing, they love seeing our new recipes we come up with and they love getting the chance to try new food. But we’re not really making money at the Market. What do we tell customers, “hey, buy our stuff so we can pay rent and not be homeless”. That will really make them want to come back. There is no doubt in our minds that we will continue to grow each week but, can we really keep up with buying new blenders and fancy jars to make the products the customer’s want to see? We really don’t know what to do! Except pray. Pray that we will get a few catering jobs just to help us grow a little more. Give thanks that we are extremely blessed to be living in such a great country in which we are able to do things like this. Be thankful for how much we have grown. And always stay hopeful because God is always good.

& With that said, we may have a new business opportunity coming up. Fingers crossed that they call back today.

Questions of the Day: Tell me about a time that you took a risk.

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12 Responses to “Farmers Market recap 6”

  1. IHeartVegetables June 27, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Dannng I wish your farmers market was close by so I could come check out your booth!

  2. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    I am sorry things aren’t going as well as planned! That stinks! I wish you two a lot of luck bc it certainly seems like you’re putting in a lot of hard work and are making some amazing products! I would definitely buy something if I came to that market!

    Sorry about the vita mix :(!!!!

  3. Tara June 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Good luck girl! I know things will work out. I wish I could come out there every weekend and support your stand. You know I want all those delicious nut butters, energy balls, muffins, and salts! Homemade mustard sounds sooooo good, it’s too bad it messed up the vita mix! Keep on trucking. I know you love this job and it will all work out. I’m praying this opportunity works out for you!! Keep us posted ❤

  4. Molly June 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I just wanted to let you know how proud I am of you for 1) Trusting God with this 2) doing an AMAZING job at making a quality and healthy product and 3) keeping optimistic even when things are tough! I really am blessed by your blog (as a newbie vegan) and I thank you for continuing to press on! ((((HUGS)))) ~ Molly – San Diego, CA

  5. Rachel (tea and chocolate) June 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    I wish you the best of luck with your new business opportunity! It’s obvious you and Scott love doing this and I’m sure your customers appreciate it. Keep on going!

    Sorry about your vitamix! I hope you can get it fixed.

  6. Jess June 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    God is ALWAYS good, indeed 🙂 You’ll get through this!!

    your vitamix BROKE?!?!?

  7. dana @ my little celebration June 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    Fun! I love farmer’s markets. I don’t have any in my area right now so I’ve been hankering to visit one all summer!

  8. katshealthcorner June 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    I’m so sorry about your vitamix!!!!!! I hope it can be fixed!!!

  9. Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear you’re going through a rough time. I hope things get better soon! If all else fails, you should try the ‘please buy our stuff so we won’t be homeless’ line 🙂

  10. pumpedforpumpkin June 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Good luck with your business. Sorry to hear things aren’t going as well. If I lived near you and could go to that super awesome farmer’s market I would definitely buy all of your stuff 🙂 It seriously looks delicious. I’ll keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers as well!

  11. Robin June 29, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Hi! I wish you the best of luck with sales! Have you tried selling your yummy goods on Etsy?!

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