Monday, April 26, 2010

Market work day

Saturday was the official Kootenai County Farmer's Market work day. Basically, working members of the market volunteer their time to set up booths, paint them and clean up the surrounding area. It was a very chilly and blustery day but everyone seemed determined to move forward and get the tasks done. Since this is my first year at the market, I didn't really know anyone but I quickly made friends with several very nice people. Daisy Girl and I spent most of our time helping move the booths and painting. There were lots of people involved and I was actually a bit surprised that things went so seamlessly.... they have quite a organized system.

I found out that our booth will be #9 which is located in the northeast corner of the market near Prairie Ave. The market opens on May 8th which is Mother's Day weekend. We will have vegetable starts for sale during early May and then produce once our crops start to mature. We will have lots of cauliflower, broccoli, cukes and tomatoes. I'm excited and nervous about opening day...nervous because I think I should have more plants growing but my greenhouse is maxed out...I guess this year will be the test run and by next year I will have a better idea of what to expect...(maybe I will need another greenhouse.) If nothing else, it should prove to be a fun experience. : )

See you at the market!


  1. People are going to love your veggies. You should advertise your blog so they can see the process. Congrats!

  2. Thanks Rob...I kind of am advertising through the blog with the Facebook fan page but I really should do more : )

  3. Good luck on your market day! I hope the weather will be perfect for you. It sounds like fun, even more so because you get to meet other gardeners.

  4. This will be cool, good luck!