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Fabulous! First Farmers’ Market Experience

For the first time ever, Plum Fabulous! Foods had a booth at the local farmer’s market. The entire family had a great time and we are sure to return often.

A Family Affair

Plum Fabulous! Food’s debut at the local farmers’ market

We decided to share our Plum Fabulous! Foods at the La Grange Farmers Market. Although the morning started out foggy and humid, and I wondered if anyone would be venturing out on a lazy summer Saturday to shop, I was blown away by the number of people that came to patronize our local small farmers and vendors.

It was great to see so many people in search of good, locally grown food, canned goods and hand crafted items. What delightful conversations I got to have with a variety of shoppers who truly appreciate the farm-to-table paradigm.  We also got to spend time educating people on the benefits of organic produce and using fresh ground wheat (our bread sold out in the first two hours!).

The children were really excited to see the fruits of all our family’s labors really paying off. They excitedly took turns working the scale, writing receipts and baggin’ people’s pickin’s. Later in the day, after we were home, the children commented several times on how fun it was and how much they were looking forward to doing it again. I’ve always been reluctant to spend a whole Saturday morning just sitting at a booth, especially since that is the one morning each week we usually dedicate to garden work. But, not only was I wrong about just sitting (there was so much activity going on!), I discovered that the motivation to return to the market was enough to inspire the children to get their garden work done on Monday morning, in spite of our regularly planned activities for the day.

Thank you for supporting your local small farmers. We feel so blessed to get to share our goodies with you, and in the words of my sweet daughter, it’s all by “God’s grace and our hard work!”