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we can't give this stuff away!

the farm stand full of produce and decked with signs

in all its glory

Well actually we can, a little bit. But it takes some doing! The other day I made scones and put them out with a very attractive sign, but had no takers—none outside my own family, at least. Yesterday we added eggs, to no avail (though I was able to persuade a friend to take them at closing time). Today I went all out with the cookies and the flowers and all, but it wasn't until Leah was outside doing some direct marketing that we were able to move some cookies, tomatoes, and jalapeños. Who knew a free store would be so much work?!

You'll notice, by the way, that the stand has seen a number of improvements since its early days. The signs are particularly fun, and one neighbor mentioned to Leah that she was enjoying them, even if she hadn't actually taken anything. That's something, and I do admit that making them is half the fun of this whole enterprise; I suppose I'm at least as much designer as farmer. You'll notice that Harvey continues to help with them, and even designed his own, visible at the bottom of the pole. Truly this is a family business!


location, location, location.

Do you have signs up further up the road at the corner? That might entice people :) If I lived nearby those cookies would be gone in a second!!

Well to be honest, I have to confess that at present production levels we can only afford to supply our neighbors and friends, so I actually don't mind that the wider public doesn't know about our efforts—yet! What I want is for the people who actually do pass by on a regular basis to feel free to take things, and that's coming along. The cookies aren't completely gone, but folks have definitely made a dent!

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