Friday, October 21, 2011

Farm Girl Friday -21 October 2011

Farm girl Friday again.  I don't know where the week has gone.  Being sick seems to make the days run together.  I sure wish Ella wouldn't share her colds.  Now I'm coughing and have lost my voice  :(
Saturday was our last Market day for the year and we went out with a bang!  Last Saturday was the Taste of the Valley in Cobden. 

For some reason we were cut down to only 8 feet (others had more), which made it really tight and difficult to talk with customers.  

Taste of the Valley wouldn't be possible without all the great help of Colin's sister Elizabeth (and niece Brittany).  Elizabeth is our official bacon sample cook.  She's responsible for filling the Ag Hall with the yummy, irresistible aroma of cooking bacon.

This was the 5th Cobden Taste of the Valley and we are one of the original producers.  They did a short presentation with nice certificates for everyone.

And of course, there was cake!

My friend Lynn and her display.  She's Countryside Lane Candles.  Oh my these are yummy.  She makes them all at home.

This was our view for most of the day.  At times people couldn't even get to our table!  We had such a fabulous day.  We were out of bacon by 10:30 (8 o'clock start).  We had 11 packed coolers and brought home 9 lbs of ground pork!  Rough count was 6500 people.

It's such a good day talking/meeting our customers.  It's also a good educational opportunity because there is so much false information out there on the internet/movies.  Also, so much of the information is American, which is NOT the same as Canadian standards.  But that's the subject of another post  :)

1 comment:

menatra said...

I would have loved to see you at taste of the valley. Unfortunately it was the only time that the family could get together for Sadie's birthday party. So Princess Tea Party took over taste of the valley this year. Glad to see that you had a great time. I'm going to check out your etsy shop now.