|Not the best display since I forgot my table cloth.|
Fortunately there were old burlap bags in the truck.
Because we own our own farm store most of my soap is sold there. . But I do attend one farmers market every summer sponsored by the farmers group we belong to, The Stewards of The Land. I am there most Saturdays.
And then once a year we attend the Rare Breed Animal Show at Garfield Farm in LaFox, Illinois and we sell our soap there. It's a great opportunity to talk to people about the critically endangered Red Wattle Hog we raise as show them how beautiful soap made with lard can be.
|The antique box is an old watchmakers tool box,|
a Christmas gift from oldest son
The weather was perfect, the crowd was good , the sales were very good. Well we think they were good. We forgot to count how much change we brought with us, I forgot to count exactly how many bars of soap I brought with me (somewhere between 125-150) and I have yet to count how many bars we brought home with us. But the soap box was much lighter.
Business Woman of the Year Award here I come!
The best part was the help we got from GK Wesley who while restocking my soap had his picture taken several times by the local news photographer. He also made change (sometimes it was even correct change) and kindly took a piece of soap out of a two year olds mouth who mistook it for a piece of cheese.
|Husband to right. GK Wesley next to him. |
Future homesteaders on left checking out RW piglets
Fortunately the mother had a great sense of humor. Even more fortunately our farm liability insurance is up to date.