Thursday, May 6, 2010

This is so much easier than selling fiction

Preparation for the farmer's market is coming along just fine. Today is my last Thursday off for the next month--we're now between semesters and the testing center is closed; for the next four weeks or so, I'll be working Monday through Friday with real weekends off. That means I can take my peppers to the big Saturday morning farmer's market in Oak Ridge.

Today I bought a card table and a folding chair. Mom made me several signs (on bright neon cardstock) and last month she bought me a couple of bright-colored plastic tablecloths and some half-price Easter baskets. I think I'm ready to go with accouterments (Blogger seems to think that's spelled right, but it really looks wrong to me). Also today I transplanted a few pepper plants, made labels for the ones that didn't already have them, and set aside three flats of plants for the sale.

Saturday morning at around 7am, I plan to be out back pulling radishes. Then I'll pack my table and chair, signs and baskets, pepper plants and freshly pulled radishes in the car and drive into Oak Ridge for the morning. Oh, and I'll bring a book in case interest in buying peppers is even lower than I expect.

Worst-case scenario: I sell not one single thing and read all morning and spend my own money on other farmers' produce. Best-case scenario: I sell every single damn thing I bring and can guiltlessly treat myself to Big Ed's pizza for lunch. Either way, I think I win.

10 comments:

Danielle Ferries said...

I'm sure you'll sell out. I love wandering around the markets on a Sunday morning.

K.C. Shaw said...

I love markets too. Oak Ridge has the farmer's market and a big flea market (in a different place, unfortunately) on Saturday mornings. Unfortunately, it's a half-hour drive for me and I'm usually at work anyway.

Lertulo said...

Accoutrements. C'est francais, rube. :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Well, that's how I thought it was spelled. Blogger just doesn't know any better, bless its heart.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Anything called "BIg Ed's Pizza" has to be good : )

Alan W. Davidson said...

I like your win-win scenario :)

Hope you sell lots of peppers. Lertulo is correct. The French reverse the 'r' and 'e' in the middle. We're so used to reading French here, what with everything you buy in stores plastered in both official languages...

K.C. Shaw said...

Natalie--It's the best pizza I've ever had, seriously.

Alan--We Americans seem to have problems with certain letter combinations and keep trying to "fix" them. Thus Blogger thinking 'accoutrements' should be spelled 'accouterments.' Nice to know it's French and my original impulse to spell the word was correct. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Now I want pizza.

Cate Gardner said...

That all sounds so lovely. Nothing beats wandering around a market.

K.C. Shaw said...

Jamie--I'll eat an extra slice for you.

Cate--I agree. I just hope it doesn't rain.