So here’s the deal. We will not be able to open our market for anything other than items grown here. I think most of you have known that in our market we invited other local growers and vendors to join their goods with ours to add some volume and variety. In our quest for the proper licensing for our seasonal market, we were stopped in our tracks as we found out you had to have 10 acres or more to bring in other farm goods or vendors. We have 6 acres. Since I don’t want to be thrown in jail for selling a jar of pickles at my age, it’s time to recalibrate. I think what we will do is keep our self serve market open for honey and eggs 7 days a week and as things come in from our fields, add them in. We have some wonderfulI restaurant partners that we will continue to sell our produce to as well. We’re thinking about bringing back our egg delivery route that we had years ago. I will give you details on that next week.
This whole thing kind of takes us full circle to where we began many years ago and honestly, we’re good with that.
We currently have (all organically grown) strawberries, scallions, red leaf lettuce, arugula, radishes, asparagus, spinach, green kale, red russian kale. I will update our website rousedalefarm.com daily with what’s in the market. Remember, with self serve you’ll need cash or check. If I’m around, which I usually am, we can do a credit card.
Have a nice holiday weekend and thank you, as always, for your support of our little farm.
Steve and Vicky