So, it has been a LONG while since I have had a chance to do any sort of updates to our website... But that's because we've been SUPER busy marketing, meeting with new prospective buyers of our products and started vending at the Watertown Farmers' Market! I've added a few new "STOCKISTS" to our list... Which is always exciting. We have been getting nothing but AWESOME feedback from anyone who has had our products. Which again, is AWESOME because starting something new like we are is always a little scary. But chefs, restaurant owners and restaurant customers telling me that they LOVE our products makes things just a bit easier!
The Watertown Farmers' Market started May 25th. I have to leave Malone @ around 4:30am to make it there and set up in time and I get home @ about 5:30pm.... Yes--EARLY. Yes--LONG DAY. Yes--I get cranky. Yes--WORTH IT!! It's only my third week and I already have return customers coming back for more BEEF! Saying how good it is, that they've been telling their friends, can they have some literature to hang up at their workplace, it's "refreshing" to find GOOD, LOCAL Beef like they were used to when they were kids... ETC. Keep those comments coming and keep telling your friends!
The first day I went to the market, I will admit I was honestly scared. Didn't know what to expect with it being my first time vending at something like that, I was not as prepared as I should have been due to being so busy. I was nervous about how far I was going to have to lug the meat because I wasn't sure how far I would have to park from my assigned spot. I was scared that the other vendors would be MEAN..... lol because I had read a lot of things online in preparation and they said that sometimes that the way it goes. BUT, I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised! I was able to park right behind my spot, which eliminated the need for me to transport my meat any further. My "neighbors" are awesome. Vanessa and Scott Gilbert from Tug's Market Garden sell fresh breads and vegetables ((side note--Vanessa sent me home with some of her lettuce from their garden... and even OUR kids were eating it, liking it... and we're all total carnivores. lol The fact that they were eating it, and liked it... That's saying something!)) All of the farmers' marketers are very nice and it's definitely a learning experience and it took be a cpl weeks, but I think I'm getting it. Hoping that it turns into a good place to move some product! I'll be there selling our Diesey Boy's Angus Dog Bones and Donahue's Livestock Farms Angus Beef products every Wednesday...RAIN OR SHINE... until the market ends in October, except for the week we go on vacation in August (August 24th). Hope to see you there! Remember--tell your friends! ;)