It's the first week of markets! Both The Farmers Market at Libby (Thursday 3-7pm)and the Troy Farmers Market (Friday 330-630pm) start up this week. Both markets are altering layout and vendor setup to accommodate social distancing. We are also encouraging non-cash payments, like cards or tokens, but cash is still welcome, and I thank everyone for their patience as hands are washed or sanitized between each transaction.
If you order online and are picking up at Libby, you can opt for a no-contact pickup by using the markets drive-thru lane. Just give your name (or the name on the order) to the gatekeepers at the Market Manager tent and they will let you thru!
The online store will open every Wednesday at 8am and close every Thursday at 10am, to give me enough time to prep the last orders for the markets.
(If you want to pickup at Troy Farmers Market, please let me know in the 'Note to Seller' box at the end of checkout or forward the confirmation email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is giving me some issues with multiple pickup sites and inventory, but I *hope* to have it fixed soon)
Everyone is welcome to walk in and shop as well. It will be nice to see everyone's smiling (even if behind masks) faces and even if from 6ft away!
I'll have the usual eggs and microgreens as well as daffodil bunches and spring bouquets with daffodils and the first tulips of the year! I'll also have some everlasting wreaths made from last years dried flowers and foliage and some handwoven scarves that kept me busy in the winter. And don't forget about Mother's Day this weekend!
It is very much spring on the farm as everything begins to green up and grow tall!
Here's to a great market season with healthy, local food and flowers that help the food security of the community, supports small farmers, makers, and bakers, and the health of me, you, and all the other creatures we share the world with! Yay for all the farmers, markets, and shoppers that keep us going!
Markets (both at Libby and Troy) start this week! Both will have modified layouts and vendor setups to accommodate social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing. I've been practicing and fine-tuning the setup which will shift as different crops are harvested. Here, foot shoppers would be on the right with me in the middle and the produce and flowers behind. Behind (on the left) there will be a sign to indicate the area for picking up your online order with no contact in the drive-thru lane.
What's available this week?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.