Sunday, May 30, 2010

First Westminster Market

Saturday was opening day at the Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market, as well as the debut of our market stand. First times tend to be memorable occasions, and this was certainly the case for us. We spent the day before market picking and washing produce, putting together trays of potted plants, and generally preparing for the big day ahead. That night we went to sleep feeling relaxed and ready.
The next morning we awoke to a find that our truck would not start. We tried every last trick we could think of to get it running, but to no avail. And so, with a bed full of plants and produce and a market about to start, we did the only think that we could think of: we gather up all of the cars on the property, filled them up as full as we could with our goods, and caravanned to market. We arrived just in time, and in high style no less - thanks to the grandparents, our convoy included a Chrysler 300, (a luxury sedan once endorsed by gangsta rapper Snoop Dog), and a Lincoln LS (another luxury sedan).
Despite the rough start to the day, it all worked out. There was a good turnout at the market, we saw lots of old friends and made many new ones as well. And, to top it all off, we sold out of all of the produce that we brought! A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand, as well as to everyone at the farm who helped us to get to market!

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