Tuesday, June 2, 2009

First Farmers' Market of the Season

The Brooksville Farmers’ Market opened with a flourish this morning. I think there were more vendors that customers there, but we all had fun admiring, sampling, bartering, and buying each other’s wares.

This little cutie, Dennis, a bottle-fed lamb, did double-duty attracting folks to Deborah’s Bagaduce Farm stand for a taste of her sizzling pork sausages and to my PenPets stand next door for a selection of my fresh farm animal greeting cards. Everyone had to pet him. And everywhere that Deborah went, her lamb was sure to go. Wew! He was one worn out little fellow by the end!

I came home with a pound of Deb's pork sausage, a bit of goat cheese from Sunset Acres, a set of cucumber seedlings from Fairview Farm, and my favorite Royal Bee face cream, and I still came out ahead.

Soon the Windjammers will start dropping anchor in Buck's Harbor Monday nights and all of their passengers will flock to our market the next morning. I've made enough cards to last the summer and will be happy to get back to my drawing board and carving blocks now.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi leslie!
oh how exciting! i wish i could have come! i am so glad you had such a wonderful opening day!

how many times a week will you have a booth at the market?

how fun!

Abby Creek Art said...

Sounds like a great opening day! Hope you do well there, Leslie...I'm sure you will. Must be fun to trade wares and have the support of other vendors too.

That little lamb is adorable...that picture made my day.:)