First of all, to all my friends that wake up early every Saturday morning to vend at the market -- wow! My hat goes off to you! I was only trying to get to the market by 7:30 and that was tough. No breakfast, no coffee, my bed wasn't made --- how do you guys do it??? And be cheerful all at the same time???? Maybe the coffee would have helped!
Ok -- a little background -- my friend Ed from Nostalgia farms emailed me one day and asked if I would consider doing a canning seminar at the market. TWO seconds. I had to think about it for two seconds!! YES!! I would do it.
I love teaching people how to take care of themselves....... whether it is canning, or cooking or knitting. Hey! Us nutball survivalists like the company! It can be lonely holed up in that bomb shelter! Ours won't be ............ Sheepie Neighbor is providing the desserts and Debbie and Jim are stocking up on dark red beverages. It will be quite the party!!!
So it was a fun event today ....... very successful. Lots of people and lots of questions. It was like playing Trivial Pursuit!! And only one stumped me. A woman asked about adding lemon juice to tomatoes -- her son is allergic to citric acid and lemon juice. And I did not have either an alternative or the politically correct answer for her.
Steve the Republican has now asked me if I would do other events for the market. So I am working on a plan. Steve is running for county auditor....... and don't faint, my friends ......... he may get my vote. He has done a fantastic job organizing the farmers market this year. And if that is any indication of his abilities.......... he deserve my vote.
And thanks to all my friends that donated supplies, gave hugs and pats on the back. My in-house roadie (Honey) and I really appreciate it.
I'm back in the kitchen now ------ did 14 pints of dilly beans tonight and started roasting tomatoes for spaghetti sauce. Tomorrow morning, I will do sweet corn. Life is so good here!