A day at the Market

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  1. MarketFarmer

    MarketFarmer New Seed

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    Thought you might enjoy these pics from the Grand Rapids Farmers Market. This summer we had 17 members and a good variety of things to sell. Not all members come every time and these pics are the vendors that were there one day. My garden was nothing to brag about this year but I did manage to go the the market every time. It's always fun visiting with the shoppers and other vendors.

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    Michelle & Kids


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    Patti


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    Kent


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    Dawn


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    Tanner


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    Sandi


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    Sue


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    Lance


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    Great River Gardens



    Hope you enjoy these.
     
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  3. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice photos Kent The presentation looks great :smt035 Very neat and enticing - almost screaming BUY ME BUY ME :D

    Is your stall in any of the photos?
     
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    Yep! :) Mine is the one that has the skinny guy with the beard, and it say's Kent below it. :)

    The veggies I had that day were green beans, onions, potatoes, napa cabbage, & kohlrabi.

    Hmmm.... Looking at the picture, I think I had maybe picked about 30 lbs. of beans for that market.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes that's a lot of green beans alright :eek: I've just noticed there is a striking resemblance to your and your profile picture :)

    Did you sell all the veggies that day? I notice you had t-shirts printed up as well, very impressive Kent :p One more thing what are you driving?
     



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    Hmmm.... Well my profile picture... :eek: about that, you see one Christmas I got the idea to try and draw a myself working in the garden and put it on my cards with the words "Hoe! Hoe! Hoe!" ;)

    I don't think I sold out on the veggies, most days you don't sell out but get down to just a few left. Think I probably only had some onions to take home.

    The first t-shirt I did was the one of me with Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! From there I started coming up with more garden & veggie designs to wear while selling. People commented that I should be selling the shirts and things kinda grew from there.

    BTW - I drive a pickup truck with a box cover.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    :smt039 Kent!!!

    I love going to farmers markets. :D Sadly there aren't as many around here as there used to be. :(

    Your photographs bring back happy memories of delicious produce and friendly stall holders. Only one problem - how come the piccie of you is so dark? I can't make out your face properly!!!! I might be sneaky though and lighten just have have a better look. ;) ;)

    Thanks for sharing your pics with us. :)
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    There!!! Now we can all see you better. :D Hope you didn't mind me fiddling with your piccie. :kiss:
     
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    A lot of people feel the same way, they like talking to the farmers and knowing how the food is grown. For some, I think they are remembering all the good stuff they had in their own garden when they were able to garden. :) And for us farmers, it's nice to getting to know the shoppers and seeing them appreciate all the goodies. :eek: It's also been fun getting new recipes for stuff. Last spring I put the collected recipes together into a book. It took a while to do and lot's of proof reading by a neighbor, but it did turn out nice and sold fairly well this year.

    Mostly I try and stay under the shade of the canopy at market since the sun can get pretty hot some times. That's why my picture is kinda dark. Besides, some of the other vendors are much more photogenic. ;) Michelle's kids for example, they loved hamming it up for the camera. :D The one with Tanner behind the flowers is a nice one.
     
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    WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?I WOULD LOVE TO COME VISIT THE MARKET.OURS IS KINDA.......LAME.LOL
     

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