I guess I must have some mad art skills. For the past couple of weeks I've been working on painting these sandwich boards. The foundation was already there, all I did really were a few touch ups and additions. The beige board was already painted I only cleaned up the lettering/re-did a few letters and added the flowers. The maroon board, I repainted the bottom adding the market time frame (later I added Thursdays under the times). Everybody who saw me painting/the finished boards, said they looked great and that I did a good job. If I say so myself, I think they look great. I really enjoyed painting these board. I consider myself to be a very creative person so to be able to contribute my creative talents to the farm is a great use of my time and efforts! Hopefully when these get put up, they'll catch people's attention and get them to stop by to pick up some great tasting produce! It was so fun getting a chance to spruce up these boards with some new paint and fun additions, now they're ready for their debut to the world!!
This semester my internship project focused around the Thursday Farmer's Market. Every Thursday from noon to 5 PM, fresh fruits and veggies the farm grows is sold. I love working the market because I get to interact with so many of the customers and spread my knowledge of the farm/produce to everyone who stops by. It's so rewarding to take the knowledge I've gained and help other understand what I know. My major contribution to the market was the creation of a price board. Traditionally, the prices are written down on a sheet of paper and the intern working the market just reads the prices to the customers. That can be confusing when there are lots of items being sold since so many numbers and names are being thrown around. Through the use of the price board, the customers will be able to see the names of what's being sold and how much it will costs. This will help eliminate confusion and help the customers see what we have to offer. Basically the board is a cork board wrapped in honey bee fabric (since bees are essential to farm life) with Velcro tabs, to easily attach/detach the produce cards, propped up on a wooden easel. Each card has the name of the produce, the price, and the H!F logo. We did this since what's being sold varies week to week, very flexible with the interchangeable cards. I think the customers are really going to enjoy this addition to the Thursday Markets!