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Phaedra Geiermann

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I watched Chef's table and started arranging bouquets. Thankfully, I still have tons of Lupines.
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I already finished 15 bouquets, maybe later a few more, and some table flower sets.
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Very useful filler flowers: grout weed (they are the earliest and safe white fillers, earlier than yarrows and wild carrots.) and lady's mantle.

For the foliage, raspberry leaves and ferns helped a lot.
 

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Almost everything on schedule: 20 Bouquets, 10 mini table flower sets
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Eggs are ready, seedlings, bulbs, and propagated plants are also ready.
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Our neighbor came to us in the evening and said she wants to help us bring some stuff to the market. We have the smallest car in the surrounding. 🤣

But she is so nice to help~~~😘

Need to go to bed now, and prepare salad tomorrow morning. It's not easy to sell in the farmers' market ahhhh~~~
 

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As always, the most interesting component of an event is always the interaction with people. I decided to participate in this event without knowing too many details, but that's what life should be, at least sometimes.

I tried my best to prepare, but still, things went wrong at the last moment, like the banner. When we received it on Friday, it was for another company. The print shop just replied that they would refund, but they can't send anything else. So, DH painted on the back of the wrong banner this morning. Anyway, the setting itself was quite ok.
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The weather was pleasant, and our location was kind of a mixture of good and bad. The good thing is the building at the back cut most of the sunlight - somehow good for the plant-based products. The bad part is that it was at the end of the market and too far away from the main cluster, where most customers stopped for a longer time.
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It's also not a really growers' market. There are a few hobby gardeners and artisans for sure; however, I would say 50% had nothing to do with locally grown/made stuff. You see shops selling knives, cards, kitchen utensils, etc.

Here is another real hobby gardener's stand.
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We sold different products and earned something around 250Euro. The most welcome products are young plants for autumn/winter harvest and chicken eggs. Those colorful eggs easily attract people, even kids.

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I've sold even two bags of tulip bulbs. :D
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The salad set didn't sell well, as people usually got their food in the main cluster. Besides, we don't have such an event often, so salad isn't the right food for the atmosphere.

I still love my salad, although they haven't yet caught the right customer segment. I will keep improving them, but not for such a market space.

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I love my cute collections and do not really want to sell them too quickly. 🤣
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Like any other activity, information like customers and other shops matters.
DH and I enjoyed the time explaining to people who were curious about the flower sprouts, purple broccoli, butterfly pea, and chicken/quail eggs. It's a bright Sunday, our lovely neighbor helped us a lot, and I truly appreciated it.

We successfully attracted some honey bees and bumble bees, too!
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I love the concept proposed by Charles Handy in his book, the second curve - instead of "selling" all my time to a specific company to earn my living, I prefer investing my time in a portfolio - some I can generate efficient outputs like copywriting and translation for a reasonable income, some I am improving from continuous practices for an adequate income, and some I want to explore and experience more at my own cost, including time.

In short, it's no doubt a lovely Sunday. I also enjoyed sharing the process with all of you here in TEG.
 

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As always, the most interesting component of an event is always the interaction with people. I decided to participate in this event without knowing too many details, but that's what life should be, at least sometimes.

I tried my best to prepare, but still, things went wrong at the last moment, like the banner. When we received it on Friday, it was for another company. The print shop just replied that they would refund, but they can't send anything else. So, DH painted on the back of the wrong banner this morning. Anyway, the setting itself was quite ok.
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The weather was pleasant, and our location was kind of a mixture of good and bad. The good thing is the building at the back cut most of the sunlight - somehow good for the plant-based products. The bad part is that it was at the end of the market and too far away from the main cluster, where most customers stopped for a longer time.
View attachment 49483
It's also not a really growers' market. There are a few hobby gardeners and artisans for sure; however, I would say 50% had nothing to do with locally grown/made stuff. You see shops selling knives, cards, kitchen utensils, etc.

Here is another real hobby gardener's stand.
View attachment 49484

We sold different products and earned something around 250Euro. The most welcome products are young plants for autumn/winter harvest and chicken eggs. Those colorful eggs easily attract people, even kids.

View attachment 49485
I've sold even two bags of tulip bulbs. :D
View attachment 49486
The salad set didn't sell well, as people usually got their food in the main cluster. Besides, we don't have such an event often, so salad isn't the right food for the atmosphere.

I still love my salad, although they haven't yet caught the right customer segment. I will keep improving them, but not for such a market space.

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I love my cute collections and do not really want to sell them too quickly. 🤣
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Like any other activity, information like customers and other shops matters.
DH and I enjoyed the time explaining to people who were curious about the flower sprouts, purple broccoli, butterfly pea, and chicken/quail eggs. It's a bright Sunday, our lovely neighbor helped us a lot, and I truly appreciated it.

We successfully attracted some honey bees and bumble bees, too!
View attachment 49489

I love the concept proposed by Charles Handy in his book, the second curve - instead of "selling" all my time to a specific company to earn my living, I prefer investing my time in a portfolio - some I can generate efficient outputs like copywriting and translation for a reasonable income, some I am improving from continuous practices for an adequate income, and some I want to explore and experience more at my own cost, including time.

In short, it's no doubt a lovely Sunday. I also enjoyed sharing the process with all of you here in TEG.
Your market stand looked amazing! I can tell that you poured your heart and talent in to it :). And those salads are absolutely gorgeous looking. I would have loved to visit your stand.
 

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