There is something I absolutely love and that is Farmers Markets! One of my first “jobs” was making pies for the Carberry Farmers market when I was in grade 5 or 6. Our garden at home had an abundance and Mom decided this was a great way to teach us kids a good work ethic. I remember charging $5 a pie then and as a 12 year old I thought I was a high roller 😂!
But you know what – there is something that is so satisfying about working hard to produce quality baking, farm grown fruit and veggies and preserves – and selling them to people who appreciate the work that goes into them!
This year my friend Erin asked if I wanted to plant a garden with her and I said “YES!!”. So we planted, and planted and planted.
And the garden grew and grew and grew! And now we have “The Beast” as I like to call it! But it’s a wonderful green beast where our kids can go and pick carrots with dirt on them, snap peas that actually snap and are so sweet, baby potatoes that melt in your mouth and raspberries that give you a taste of summer! And our kids can learn that hard work in the garden has its rewards!
This is our “trial year” and we have found it to be a great learning opportunity not only for the kids but for us as well. This last week was our busiest in terms of baking orders and veggies in the garden. We both were exhausted by the end of the day and actually had to say no to some orders.
Now I’d better get out to The Beast before it gets too hot! Green beans are ready and we need to get blanching and freezing and canning them! Crab Apples are almost ready to juice and make jelly! Be sure to come and visit us on Fridays at the Boissevain Farmers Market 11 am- 1 pm, or check out our Facebook page Good Times Gardens for any upcoming events and inquires!
Until next time! Happy Gardening 🙂