First Ever Farmer’s Market

Farmer's MarketI was a pretty proud Mama yesterday as I helped my 13 year old daughter prepare for her first table at a Farmer’s Market.

This is a dream come true for Dagmar. She enjoys baking and would love to get paid for it. When she saw the notice in the paper that a Farmer’s Market was being organized, she was thrilled!

This is the first time our small community has had an organized Farmer’s Market in the ten years we’ve been here, so we really didn’t know what to expect.

Dagmar baked for 2 days to get prepared. We weren’t sure how to organize the baking since we only have one oven, but it went surprising well. Everything was baked by noon and had time to cool before we packaged it up. (I will say that other than taking the rolls off of a tray or two, she did all of the baking herself.)

She named her business “Farm Girl’s Kitchen” and made little tags on the computer to label her items. She also made up business cards so if people wanted to order, they could contact her.

The Market it self went very well. There were steady crowds fall evening and just a few other vendors. Her table was nicely put together and looked neat. The food looked fresh (because it was!) and she even gave out free samples. It worked! She sold out quickly on cinnamon rolls, gingersnaps, and peanut butter cookies.

Actually she didn’t have much of anything left to bring home!

We were both pretty tired last night, but excited to bake again for next week!

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