Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It was market day.

Well today was our first day at the St.Catharines farmers market. Its six o'clock now and I am feeling pretty tired and ready for bed. However I will hold strong and stay awake at least long enough to eat some diner.
The day started early today (4:45am to be precise) and we headed off to the market around 5:15 plus a timmies stop because we had both failed to eat before we left home. Ryan came along for just over an hour before he had to go to work. He told me he was freaking out and didn't now how I staid so calm. But really market is a pretty relaxed place until the customers arrive and want to buy your product and then you go crazy serving people. I think all of Ryan's stresses have melted away though.
Overall it was steady but slow day at the market. I believe that the fact that it was not bright and sunny out keeps some people at home so hopefully a few more sales next. That is not say that we didn't have any sales today we did and I had a great time doing it.
When I got home I counted all the plants that were left (we are keeping an inventory of everything that we sell) and put them away in the greenhouse. Lucky for us it was a cool day as I had forgotten about the fact that the plant needed to be watered in the greenhouse. I took care of that when I got home and watered away. There were a few dry item but nothing wilting over thankfully.
I also added another set of string to my homemade tomato trellis ( the original can be seen on the "Last week on the Farm" blog) today. The tomatoes are getting so big they needed some more support to help hold them up. They are also flowering now which is good because it means that actually getting some tomatoes will be sooner rather than later.

1 comment:

Rosalyn said...

What fun it was to see you in action!
Your stand is inviting and your plants looked great! No need to worry, you had a great day and the season has just begun. The t-shirts will be the finishing touch.