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The New Hannibal Farmers Market

When we first moved here, I asked around about the farmers market in Hannibal and got nothing but negative responses.  This year, a group of people got together and decided to take control.  The Hannibal Farmers Market is being reborn this year and I get to be a part of it!  How exciting!  Or at least it was exciting until I started trying to find my through all of the regulations at the various levels.  Sheesh. I think I’m finally getting a solid understanding of most of the requirements and I’ve typed it all out on my reference page here.  Maybe it’ll help some other poor schmuck out.

For the rest of you out there, stop by a see us!  We’ll be in the historic section of downtown Hannibal, Missouri every Saturday from May 19th through October 13th this year, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  We should have a pretty good mix of vendors selling a variety of items.  Once the gardens start coming in, I expect there will be lots and lots of fresh produce for you to choose from!

Personally, I’ll be selling breads (including sourdoughs), produce, sewn items and other crafts, soaps, seedlings for your gardens, and fresh eggs.  Later in the season, I hope to have beeswax and raw honey available (remind me to go give the bees a pep  talk!).  I’ll also take orders for live chicks to hatch out.  If you have any special requests you would like to see me carry, please let me know.

I’ll be working on getting a separate page set up for my farmers market customers.  You can see a link to it already along the top navigation bar.  I’ll try to get that done this week, along with reworking the Speedkin Facebook page and a newsletter.  I figure three different choices for customers/potential customers to be updated should be enough, right?  I assume that the Hannibal Farmers Market will be getting a website as well and I’ll link that once it’s up & running.

In other news, we had another turkey poult die overnight, one of the black ones.  That brings us down to 14 live chicks, I believe.  That’s still plenty enough to get us started on turkeys.

Yesterday, I got my main tomatoes planted out in TomatoHenge.  170 of ‘em.  I still have another 100 or so to plant out…. somewhere.  I’ll try to figure that out this weekend while I’m potting up the remaining seedlings for sale at the market.

Now off I go to don a beesuit and do a quickie inspection.  I’m betting (hoping?) at least a couple of the hives need a super added right about now.

4 Responses to “The New Hannibal Farmers Market”

  1. Oldnovice May 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    You sure know how to make work for yourself (as if you didn’t already have enough on your plate).

    Good luck on your new ventures, and give my love to the kids (if they remember me at all).

    • Diane May 9, 2012 at 7:25 am #

      I know. I think I have some mental defect that makes me think I have to constantly do a million things. Either that or I’m an idiot.

    • Diane May 9, 2012 at 7:27 am #

      And, yes, the kids remember you and talk about you often. Well, Josie has no clue and Nellie doesn’t remember but the boys sure do. You are the face of Six Flags for them. Anita = Best Fun Ever.

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