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Our First Farmer’s Market

Ragtime Ranch Family Farm debuted our first farmer’s market today! Our local HEB grocery store hosts the River Valley Farmer’s Market every wednesday in front of the store. We finally had enough produce (even after selling to all our family and friends) that we felt like we were ready to venture out to the market with our goods.

It was actually quite intimidating – what if people didn’t buy our food, what if we didn’t look as good as the other growers, what if our food isn’t as good? In the end our fears were unfounded, and we did really well – it was an encouraging turnout for our first time.

It was really exhausting. We were there for almost four hours, kids and all. The kids did amazingly, and Mimi and Papa came also, so it really was a family farm.

Our first farmer's market!
Our first farmer’s market!

Here is a picture of what we sold.

Eggplants, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, basil, peppers, and microgreens
Eggplants, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, basil, peppers, and microgreens

Farm Girl did an fantastic job of managing the table and selling the veggies. She wanted to talk to everybody who walked by, and was our most enthusiastic seller.

Farm Girl at the farm stand.
Farm Girl at the farm stand.