There have been a lot of day ones around here. Now that all three farmers markets have started and I have the first days under my apron I am looking forward to falling into a schedule. I was going to say “normal” schedule but bwahahaha, yea right.
I baked on Friday (with lots of help from Viv) for my first market day selling in Des Moines. The weather cooperated on Saturday and it was a great first day. It was fun to be recognized and I sold out of cupcakes, there were some cookies left however. I got a cake order for next week and spent some time talking to a few of the vendors to see if they wanted to come to my Sunday market and got a pasta vendor try come try the market today.
After unloading I went shopping for the first day of the new market (with lots of help from Katherine) buying tents, tables, garbage cans, chairs, gear and having a dinner triangle made. Brainstorming with Katherine and Jerry at Lowes he took a metal pole into the back room and bent it into a triangle, leaving the end opened as asked. I put it together at home and it was a “hit” today.
Today was day one part three. It was the start of the brand new market. There was a lot to do in the last month and week to get here and it was a great first day. Through customer counts I am estimating 600 people through the market today which is not bad for a market that has never existed before today.
Now that all three markets are up and going, I have a few cake orders for the week and hope to get situated into a schedule or the summer. For now, here are some random shots from the weekend.
Now I’m off to do laundry and a few chores, maybe soak my sore little feet.