Our first day at the farmers market Saturday was a beautiful day in the high 50’s; starting sunny but getting a little cloudy and chilly as the day went progressed. We saw old friends and made new friends. There were a lot of people considering it was opening day. We’ve got new market managers this year which hopefully leads to positive changes. Our spot is on the north side, pretty close to the main market booth. Haystack Goat Cheese is next to us. I love their Buttercup Cheese. Juggler, Simon Quince, provided entertainment to market goers along with Denny Driscoll providing music.
We were happy to greet many of our regular customers who were in desperate need of products after the long winter. In the picture above you can see me with one of my favorite customers, Mrs. McKee. She likes using the rosewater spritzer we distill and came by early to pick some up. We also met many new people who were not familiar with our products and were able to introduce them to our farm to skin products. All of our products, by the way, contain herbs that we grow on our farm making them very rich in antioxidants and nutrients. That is what allows us to be members of the Boulder County Farmers Market. They are not just hand crafted products, they are farm made products. We grow probably 30 different herbs that we use; calendula and lavender being the biggest. We love educating market goers that farms are important for so much more than food. We sold lots of soap yesterday, customers tend to like to stock up on that and we introduced our new Sandalwood soap too. Besides soap our biggest sellers were Mountain Mist Hand and Body Lotion and Botanical Oat Cleanser.
We came home with spicy greens mix from Aspen Moon Farm and a spinach mix from Frog Belly Farms. These will be the basis for a great dinner today. After returning home to put product away we had time to go to local brew pub, Bootstrap, to hear the Sharon N Grant Duo perform. We had a light dinner there provided by Niwot Market. All in all I’d say it was a great Farmers Market opening day. Next week we will do both the Longmont Market and the Boulder Market so if you are local, come and visit us at one of them. I’ll be busy all week making sure we have enough product for your needs!