It is always exciting to see the end product of any project.
At the Howdy Farm, our end product is the produce, and we sell most of it at the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market in Downtown Bryan on Saturday mornings.
Our product line for this particular morning included Yukon Gold potatoes, Red Pontiac potatoes, red butterhead lettuce heads, red leaf lettuce, Napa cabbage, green magic broccoli and Texas Legend sweet onions. The customers selected what they wanted, and we weighed their potatoes and broccoli to determine the price. The lettuce, cabbage and onions were sold by quantity, rather than by weight.
I was able to walk around and have conversations with a few other vendors. I met the "Jammin' Granny" who raises produce specifically to make specialty jams and jellies. I bought a few jars from her to take home as gifts for two of my roommates. I also bought a jar of bread and butter pickles for my other roommate.
The other vendors showed great pride in their products and had incredible stories to tell about how they became interested in their particular business.
I have decided to visit the farmers' market more often. I love the wide variety of farm fresh product and the atmosphere was incredibly friendly..