It all started when my daughter Abby said, “you ought to invite some other vendors” for our Summer Sale Days! We both got busy and in a relatively short amount of time, had 12 vendors that were willing to give this first-time-ever event at our farm a try. It poured down rain the Friday before the weekend of our event, and the Monday after, but the weekend itself was beautiful! We had a wonderful variety of vendors showcasing plants, garden art, essential oils, out-of-the-ordinary desserts and baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, children’s boutique items, beef jerky, oven roasted almonds, honey, jams, produce, organically grown tea, and more!
Vendors in attendance our first year were:
3 Little Brushes – Melissa Moneysmith Jordan; Delaware, Ohio
8 Sisters Bakery – Mount Gilead, Ohio
Amburgey Homestead – Adrian and Denise Amburgey; Shelby, Ohio
Corletta Metal Works – Ben Shaum; Mansfield, Ohio
DoTERRA – Lori Rupert; Ontario, Ohio
Eurka’s Garden – Erika Shifflet; Ashland, Ohio
Glitter & Stitches Boutique – Angie Burge; Marion, Ohio
Kristin Ellis Jewelry – Kristin Ellis; Galion, Ohio
Sub Rosa Tea
Tae’s Bakery – Tammy Arm; Galion, Ohio
The Candy Cabin – Mary Ruth Cook; Mansfield, Ohio
Wolf Creek Produce Farm LLC – Neil and Kelly Pfleiderer; Galion, Ohio
Abby came home from Cleveland, set up a display of African Market Baskets, Handwoven Guatemalan Items, and Guatemalan coffee.
Two local 4-H kids, Arica and Carson, worked with their alpacas, Amelia and Annalise, and talked to visitors about alpacas.
Our grandson Zavier shuttled people to and from their vehicles (pictured with my husband Matt). In case you are wondering, he did not ride the alpaca, just was the only picture of him I was able to get.
Baby chicks arrived just in time for kids (and grown-ups) to enjoy, and visitors were able to enjoy the alpacas up close and personal!
Of course The Farm Store was open and a huge sale was going on, a great time to stock up on Alpaca Socks and Alpaca Yarn, save on Alpaca Teddy Bears, or do some early Christmas shopping.
It was a great weekend, so much fun that we’ve decided to do it again next year …
Mark your calendars and save the date for July 21st and July 22nd!
Guatemalan coffee is still available! Purchase of coffee helps support our mission trip to Guatemala this coming January, as well as the coffee farmers it is purchased from. This coffee is hand picked and processed by the families and farmers we serve while in Guatemala. With your help, we are able to work with the coffee farmers from whom our church purchases coffee, build water filters for families using unclean water in remote villages where there is extreme poverty, build fuel efficient stoves for those still cooking over open fires in their homes, and serve the teachers and students at Próximos Pasos, a Christian elementary school for girls in the Mayan village of Santa María de Jesús.
We have dark roast, light roast, whole beans and ground, and it is $15/pound. Contact us to arrange for pick-up or delivery.