Monday, May 7, 2007

1st day at the Mansfield Farmer's Market

This past saturday we ventured into new territory by attending our first farmer's market. My morning started at about 5:00 to do some last minute loading and just usual getting around stuff. Mansfield is about 35 minutes from Cleburne. The market opens at 7:30 and I wanted to get there by 6:45 to have plenty of time to set up and to avoid any unforseen mishaps. The weather was fairly nice. We had a bit of mist in the early morning and it threatened to rain all day but except for an occasional drizzle we were spared any major wet spells. It did keep it nice and cool though. Being the first weekend in May and not too much produce available yet, the market was a bit slim on farmers. There were only about 10 booths set up counting us. The traffic was light but steady. I don't have an official count of the day but there were probably not many more than 50 people who showed up. Luckily the Mansfield News Mirror had a little write up about the market and mentioned Aquilla Hill being in attendance and that brought some people by to see what we were about. I would like to thank those folks that came out as it made us feel like we were really providing a needed product. I also want to thank my wife Belen and son Rex (2 1/2 yrs old) for coming out to keep me company for part of the day. All in all it was a great first day and I look forward to many more saturdays this season. See ya at the market!

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