We just had our first ever Sunday at the Farm! The weather was beautiful and there was a great turn out. It was an opportunity for the public to come see what Howdy Farm is all about. There were farm tours, free food, a container gardening workshop, and we even had some vegetables for sale. I was in charge of running the market table where I sold a bunch of our produce. It was the first time I was able to be in charge of a market because I don't normally get to work on Thursdays. I really enjoyed getting to tell people all about how we grew the lettuce they were purchasing. Someone really wanted green beans so we harvested them for her while she explored the farm. Learning how to run the market was an enjoyable activity for me because I eventually want to own my own business.
There was a huge variety of people here ranging from children all the way to grandparents and some people even brought their pets! Everyone seemed so happy and they really enjoyed being outside. This is one of the first weekend events Howdy Farm has hosted and I think it was so successful because most people that have a 9-5 job can't come during the week, so this really gave basically everyone a chance to come see Howdy Farm for themselves instead of just in pictures. There aren't very many small local farms or farm-to-table restaurants in Bryan/College Station so allowing people to see where their food comes from is a great experience for everyone involved. It's also a great way to teach and interact with people you normally wouldn't!