Saturday, March 26, 2011

Downs and Ups ...

Normally you hear people talking about the "ups and downs," but today was a day of downs and ups on the farm ... or at least a slight bummer, then a very nice up, and finally a slight bummer that was really forgetable because of the up. I worked a long day at Farm & Home/NAPA, but was excited because I had found a nice looking little gas saving pickup that I was planning on looking at. So, as soon as I could sneak out the side door of work I called the guy selling the pickup ... and found out that he had just sold it. I guess it was an okay deal! Later in the evening I did go look at a different little pickup very similar to the first one only to find out it wasn't very much like it was represented to be. That was a second slight bummer that helped sandwich so completely great news ...

After the slight bummer of the truck being sold I checked my e-mail and found that ... Crooked Gap Farm is headed to the Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market! Of course this will not be on a full-time basis because they have a "probationary" period for new vendors, but it does look like I was able to get a nice selection of dates that will fit in with when I will have the most available. Plus, most of the dates are fairly close together or every other week which will be great for helping customers remember the farm. I'm very excited ... and nervous (even though the first date isn't until July).

Now comes the important work. I need to get together some brochures and better business cards, work on some displays, make sure I'm comfortable with the coolers from last year, figure out the best way to handle transactions, and maybe even start figuring out some processing dates for the hogs. There is so much to think about, but I'm very excited!

5 comments:

Mike W. said...

Prints Made Easy is a great place to get business cards.

I wish you the best at the farmer's market this summer!

John Schneider - Gold Forest Grains said...

Good luck at the market! It's good to be nervous. Shows you care. That energy will go into making your stall a winner I am sure!

Philosopher's Mess said...

I am getting very excited for the Des Moines' Farmer's Market as well. Look forward to seeing you down there.

~Sara said...

Congrats! Excited to see you at the DM Farmers Market.

Tim said...

Woo-hoo! See you downtown this summer! We're so excited for you.

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