Oakville Organic Farmer’s Market: Day 2 Recap

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Hello!

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Preparing for and working at a Farmer’s Market is never a dull moment!

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Before market open, you practice with your team….

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Not really, we are just dorky.

New friends across the ‘pond’…pond took on a literal meaning today, actually.

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This is Colleen from Enfleurage Organics. She makes the most delicious smelling handmade 100% organic soaps made from Organic Olive Oil, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, etc. Her booth is directly across from mine and the soaps smell so wonderful. I can’t wait to try them out.

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See anything familiar here?? :tongue:

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I had to meet the celebrity behind the scapes. Bahauddin (aka Bob) from The Fresh Veggies is just the nicest man ever. Eric said I looked like I was talking to a celebrity! I was a bit star-struck, I admit. [Eric just saw me on Bob’s website and he said, ‘Are you Farmer Stalking?!’] :lol:

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Bread, greens, and cherries, what more could you want?

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Blog friends!

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This is Callie from Callieflower Kitchen. She is a sweetheart. About 7-8 other ladies also came out to say hello! We had some really awesome chats about health, food, exercise, and lots of acronyms: GM’s, VOO, BSS, GS, etc. I’m thinking we need to start a ladies group!

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Just before the market opened it began to RAIN…

I thought, ok this will pass…

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No such luck!

Contrary to what the weather report said, it did not wait until noon to begin, it poured ALL DAY LONG. It rained, it blew, we covered bars, we uncovered bars, tarps went up, body chills, goosebumps, soakers left and right. You know the drill! Silly me was not thinking about rain + coldness and I didn’t bring a jacket! I was soooo damp and wet all day long.

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However, despite the weather we had an awesome day of sales! While the volume of people was down by over approx. 50% from Week 1 (our estimate), customers were buying higher quantities of bars today, with many repeat customers. We actually sold more than the 1st week!

Week 1, we offered a discount when you bought 10 bars, but this week we offered a deal on buying 3 bars and 10 bars. We found that many of the customers who only intended to buy 1 bar ended up buying 3 because they saved a bit of money. It worked well!

I also had one repeat customer tell me that he was in a meeting at work last week and had a really bad headache and was starving and he ate an Empower Glo Bar and felt so much better and his headache went away. It pretty much made my day! Then he saw another man who was at the same meeting, and he said, ‘Remember the Glo Bar I ate, this is it!’

It was a moment.

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A recruit for the future ladies group.

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Gifts for family we are seeing tomorrow…

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I can’t believe Eric came out again today. Brownie points are currently off the chart! On the way home we stopped at Home Depot and I bought him new tool as a thank you- a router that he had his eye on. Like a kid in a candy store, I tell you.

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Ok, let’s get to the goodies.

First things first, it should be noted that my green onion bulb after DAY 1 has grown almost 1.5 inches!

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I’d like to call it The Garden For The Gardening Challenged.

Here are the goodies I bought at the market…

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The upside to a rainy market day? Bread was 50% off at market close. SCORE!

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I cannot even tell you how much restraint it took not to knaw off the heel of the bread on the drive home. I kept saying ‘blog picture, blog picture, don’t ruin this beautiful bread’

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Whole wheat…

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Dear me.

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Have you ever seen a cuter loaf? What a cute bum!

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For lunch, Eric and I split a plate of multigrain bread slathered in Earth Balance, along with 2 cans of Amy’s Reduced-Sodium Split Pea Soup to warm our cold bodies. And piping hot tea.

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Words cannot describe.

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In the soup I mixed in some lycopene-rich tomato paste and I sprinkled it with 3 minute vegan parmesan cheeze.

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It should also be noted that I ate a huge hunk of whole wheat bread after the glamour shoot. I had to ‘test’ it.

I bought lots of juicy + sweet cherries. I plan on pitting some of these beauties and freezing them.

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Side note- does anyone have a cherry pitter and does it make the process significantly faster? I’ve always wanted to buy one…

SASKATOON berries:

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These are deelish…very similar to blueberries, yet they have a bit more flavour and character to them. They are a good source of calcium, folate, fibre, potassium, and Riboflavin (B2)!

And raspberries….(these were kind of hit and miss…some sour, some sweet)

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I also bought Dried Nettles, which I will use for tea.

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Nettles are supposed to be great to prevent or fight off colds or sore throats, among a huge list of things!

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I figured it would be a good idea to brew some nettle tea after working outside in the damp cold all day long. I mixed it with green tea and it was quite good!

I bought another weed and I completely forgot what kind it is…

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Anyone recognize this? The farmer said it is great in a stir-fry or smoothie.

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and….FENNEL!

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I was so excited to see fennel! I don’t have any idea what to use it for, but that is where you come in! :biggrin:

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Beautiful. Can I eat the flower? I’m not sure why, but I really want to eat the flower.

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I’m off to eat another Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon and see where the evening takes me! Wouldn’t you know it the sun came out and it is gorgeous outside. Might have to go for a relaxing walk later.

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Have a great night!

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1 jvegegirl June 26, 2010

Yup–that’s purslane! Eat it in salads with avocado–delicious!

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2 AngelaOSG June 26, 2010

YES purslane, thats it! :) Thanks!

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3 Bethany @ More Fruit Please June 26, 2010

Mmmm…. I love bread from a farmer’s market! I’m glad that sales were up this week! How exciting!

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4 emptynutjar June 26, 2010

does your cute hubby have cute brothers…for the single ladies ? :)

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5 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

hahah they are taken I’m afraid

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6 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 26, 2010

Are you going to sell your glow dough, they look amazing and I really want some, especially the choc. coconut. Yum, yum, yum.

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7 Lisa June 26, 2010

Hi there! Your posts are so funny, and very entertaining :) I enjoy your blog soooo much!!! I absolutely love fennel but have only used the dried version. I love to make raw taco meat out of walnuts, pumpkin seeds, tomato paste, miso paste, lemon juice, sea salt, FENNEL, and ALOT of BASIL! Just pulse all of this together in your Vita or Food Processor and you have one heck of a delicious raw and meat free suito meat! lol Yum it’s so amazing together and goes wonderfully over raw zuchinni noodles and homemade raw tomato sauce! I bet you would love it.

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8 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

Wow this sounds fab! I will have to try throwing something together!

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9 Run Sarah June 26, 2010

The market and all the goods look gorgeous, despite the weather! Love the team practice photo, LOL!

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10 Anna June 26, 2010

I love farmer’s markets and interacting with vendors so, so much! Food is so much more special when you shake the hand of the person that grew it. Now that I’m working the farmstand at my farm I’m on the other side of the table, so to speak. I truly adore my job- talking (well, gushing) with people about the merits of different veggies and the value of organics is so much fun. I get to connect with a lot of foodies!

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11 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 26, 2010

OMG Angela everything looks gorgeous! Congrats on your success this week! Are you going to be out again in full force next weekend? I’m in KW area but I’ve been contemplating going to the Oakville market for a couple of weeks now because I’ve heard it’s great – and now I can get some Glo Bars! If the weather is expected to be nice next weekend, I’ll be there!

I had to laugh about the cherries – I bought a bag of them today as well and I’ve got plans to freeze at least half. A cherry pitter is definitely a mandatory kitchen gadget for us Canadians! I just did a quick Googling and found one on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Oxo-Good-Grips-Cherry-Pitter/dp/B000NQ925K. I might have to buy a few other gadgets while I’m at it – to be eligible for free shipping of course! :)

PS tell your hubby he’s awesome!

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12 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

I’d love to meet you next weekend! I will be there with bells on next weekend ;p

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13 Brittany June 26, 2010

Your Farmer’s market looks lovely and the Glo Bar setup looks amazing as well!! I’m so happy that the sales were even better this week- you glo girl. :)

PS – Your pictures are phenomenal. <3

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14 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

Aww thank you :)

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15 JL Goes Vegan June 26, 2010

Fennel, from Raw Vegan Recipe Exchange (on Facebook)

SPRING GREEN SALAD
Combine in a bowl:
1 c bok choy, Napa cabbage (or combo), finely chopped
1 c snap peas, chopped
½ c green beans, chopped
½ c fennel, finely chopped
¼ c scallions, chopped

Salad dressing: blend together:
2 T sesame oil
1 T Braggs or Nama Shoyu (or according to taste)
1 tsp ginger
1 clove garlic
½ tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)

Pour salad dressing over ½ c sliced shiitakes to marinade for approximately 5-10 minutes, then add mushrooms and dressing to rest of salad. Sprinkle with 2 T sesame seeds. Enjoy! :)

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16 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

That sounds lovely!

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17 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 26, 2010

Sounds like the farmer’s market was a huge success, congrats!! How nice of Eric to help out so much. Hopefully you’ll have better luck with the weather next time!

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18 *Andrea* June 26, 2010

great pics from the market!!! so cool to see what goes on from the other pt of view since i’m usually only thinking about myself as the buyer ;)

how do you pit the cherrieS??? i love buying frozen cherries since they taste great and are amazing in smoothies as well as the fact that they’re already pitted…

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19 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

I just use a knife…slice in half and pick out the seed. Hence, NOT efficient, lol

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20 *Andrea* June 28, 2010

ahaha gotcha. definitely shows dedication though ;)

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21 Courtney @ Three Months June 26, 2010

The pictures of the fresh berries/cherries are beautiful! That stinks that it rained, but it sounds like you still had a successful day – that’s great!

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22 Annie@stronghealthyfit June 26, 2010

OMG cutest farmer’s market ever. So happy for you, it looks like it’s such a great opportunity and experience!

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23 Jennie June 26, 2010

What a coincidence that you are asking about cherry pitters… I actually bought one for myself this past week and used it for the first time today! It’s definitely worth the investment–they make the pitting process so much quicker and easier. It’s also fun to use :)

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24 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

Thanks I will pick one up for sure now! wheeeeeeeee

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25 Jill@Everydayoriginal June 26, 2010

OMG BEAUTIFUL pics today! And hand over those buns!!!!! ;-)

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26 Monique@She's Going The Distance June 26, 2010

Definitely get a cherry pitter!!! It makes it sooo much easier to use cherries, esp. if you’re being conscious of how they look :) I hate removing them myself, it just looks so messy and ugly.

However, there is one downside. The pitter tends to splatter cherry juice all over. So if you go for it, be sure to remove them in the sink :)

That’s my two cents!

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27 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

haha that is a great tip! Knowing me I would totally wear a white tee shirt and get red dots of juice all over myself. aha

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28 veggie eater June 26, 2010

pretty sure that green is purslane.

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29 Rachel June 26, 2010

These Farmer’s Market posts are the best! Fantastic photos. I just love gushing about all the local, organic goods & eats. It’s just so nice to see the people behind the product, you know? And appreciate the hard work that goes into it all.

I use the end of a metal pastry bag tip to pit cherries! A bobby pin works well too. Does the job, and much cheaper!

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30 Ashley June 26, 2010

Ahh…all of your market finds look amazing! I have never seen fennel like that before…only a fennel bulb. Love the bread bum, lol…looks deeelicious! I still want some of that Glo Dough! Congrats on another successful day. Awesome story about that guy eating a glo bar and feeling better. Hope you kick back + relax tonight!

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31 Alex June 26, 2010

I picked up some glo bars and glo dough at the market today and have to tell you how delish it is…in that cannot stop snacking on it all day long…kind of way.
Your blog is great – I have been trying some of your recipes and so far they have all been great even with a few change ups based on what we have in the house.
Anyway – i think your booth looked great and the 3 bar discount definitely reeled me in…three times actually – i bought everything in 3’s because of the discount! :)
I will be back for sure! So awsome that you come here. Thanks so much.

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32 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

Hi Alex,

Thank you so much for your wonderful support! =) That makes my hard work feel like it was worth it. :) Enjoy and hope to see you again soon!

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33 Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 26, 2010

Sounds like you might end up spending more at the Farmer’s Market than you make. That’s what happened to me when I worked at the Gap, LOL.

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34 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

haha I asked Eric for money before I went on my shopping ‘trip’ before the market got busy and he’s like ‘how much do you need?’ Dangerous question! I didn’t come back with much!

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35 Drake June 26, 2010

Hi Angela!

I’m so happy for you that the farmer’s market is working out! My aunt makes jewelry and sells it at her local farmer’s market in Vermont – it’s always fun to go with her and in the past couple of years she has really made a name for herself! It’s so great to find those little local gems – I predict only continued success for you and Glo!

-Drake

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36 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

We have a hand crafted jeweller too…love it.

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37 Jae June 26, 2010

Congratulations on the day’s sales :).
And that first candid picture of you (with your team) is absolutely gorgeous!

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38 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

Thanks! I think I look dorky but glad you like it…hehe ;)

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39 Heather June 26, 2010

way to beat last week’s sales! that’s awesome…and i bet it was just amazing to hear and see so many people lovin’ on those glo bars :)

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40 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 26, 2010

Sorry it rained all day! At least you sold more bars! That’s fantastic!! and you came home with some AWESOME goods!!! :D So sounds like a success to me!

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41 Tara June 26, 2010

I was just reading about some of the riots in Toronto from the G-20. I am glad that your hubby didn’t have to get into all that! Congrats on your farmer’s market success, I wish our farmers market had that much selection.

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42 Jenna June 26, 2010

Gotta tell you, I tried to pit cherries without a pitter… it took forever and I had cherry juice all over everything, lol. I have this awesome one that can pit four cherries at once and puts the pits in a little box. It is amazing!

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43 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

it pits 4 CHERRIES AT ONCE??? noooo way. Where did you get it?

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44 Jenna June 28, 2010

Unfortunately, I got it at a store that you don’t up there in Canada. :( Bed, Bath and Beyond. But I felt bad for suggesting somewhere you can’t get to, so…I checked and it’s on Amazon, too. :)

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45 Raewyn June 26, 2010

Wow, Angela, your market has so much beautiful produce and goodies! The bread alone had me whimpering but those cherries are too much! ;)

For fennel – Emily over at the Front Burner cooked and plated a vegan +raw dinner at a farm and one of the courses was an AMAZING looking Avocado, Cucumber, and Fennel soup – here’s the link: http://www.thefrontburnerblog.com/2010/06/a-raw-vegan-gourmet-feast.html

I can’t wait to try it,. but I need fennel first! Enjoy!

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46 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

Ohhh Thank you!

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47 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 26, 2010

I always get a kick out of seeing two of the bloggers I follow meet up in real life. An attractive bunch, these food bloggers are :)

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48 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

You are easy on the eyes yourself miss! ;p

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49 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 26, 2010

OH wow, that bread looks amazing! And congrats on the sells!

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50 Danielle (Runs on Green) June 26, 2010

I’m glad the market was a success! And that’s awesome that the man’s headache went away after eating a GLO bar. Magical powerssss :D

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51 Eimear June 26, 2010

Beautiful photos as always:) The last thing isn’t fennel though, I’m pretty sure it’s yellow clover but never heard of it sold to be eaten.
This is fennel:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lUac_pDCMpI/S6-CfEFPD1I/AAAAAAAADVc/XI-Co0MIsM4/s1600/fennel.jpg
The flowers are like this:
http://www.vortexhealth.net/digestion1.jpg

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52 Liz June 26, 2010

1. Buy the cherry pitter. So much easier!

2. The green is purslane, I believe.

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53 Wei-Wei June 26, 2010

Nice, learning some sales techniques, huh? I’m sure your sales will just keep on risin’ and risin’ and risin’! I hope that nothing really bad happened from the earthquake a few days ago?! I was talking about it with my sister and I told her how I saw the on-the-spot blog post you did on it, and she was slightly incredulous at how awesome the blog community seems. We’re just that awesome, no? :D

Wei-Wei

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54 Katie June 26, 2010

I don’t think that is fennel. I am growing fennel in my garden, and it has dill-like “leaves”. It is the bulb that most people eat, but you can also dry the tops and use those.

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55 Chelsey June 26, 2010

That bread looks delicious!!!! Take the gluten out of it and I would try to jump through my computer screen to eat some! :)

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56 Michelle June 26, 2010

That farmer’s market looks like so much fun! I wish we had one near here. Our local almost-kinda-sorta-sometimes-a-farmer’s-market disbanded this year. Lame.

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57 Ginger June 26, 2010

Glad to hear today was a success, I’m hoping to drive up one Saturday to stock up and visit. I have one bar left in the cookie jar.

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58 Ilana June 26, 2010

You are so beautiful! And you really do just glow. I’d buy whatever you’re selling!!

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59 Stephanie June 26, 2010

Great farmers market pics! I don’t think that’s fennel either though, I grow fennel in our herb garden and it has a dill-like look to it… definitely no flowers or leaves like that?

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60 Michal June 26, 2010

I love my cherry pitter. It CAN be messy, but it definitely speeds up the process. I hold it in the bowl as I use it to minimize the mess.
I also use purslane in salads – I haven’t followed any particular recipes, I just toss it into whatever salad I’m craving.
I’m glad you had a good Farmer’s Market day! Wish I could get up there to buy some bars. Someday!

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61 Mikki June 26, 2010

Way to go at the market lady! I am drooling over your haul…and that bread bum OMG! so freaking cute! As for cherry pitters… here is a link to probably the cutest cherry pitter ever! I saw it on another blog a few years ago and actually the froufrou kitchen store near my house actually carries it.

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62 Callie June 26, 2010

Glad you had a good day at the market. I wish I could have been there… Those globars look so good.
Wow. That onion sure did grow! Haha.

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63 Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen June 26, 2010

It was great meeting you today! I’m glad to hear that you got great sales in spite of the bad weather. All the bars and glo dough looked delicious and your setup was so cute :)

All the produce you got looks great – I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to come back another weekend and take a closer look at everything :)

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64 Brynne June 26, 2010

SO glad you had another successful week! You deserve it!

PS – I had Amy’s pea soup for dinner tonight too! Delicious!

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65 Noelle June 26, 2010

Great post!!

Let me tell you, a cherry pitter is SO GREAT! You need to get one. It cuts the time by half. I freeze my cherries since I buy so many and the pitter comes in handy. I like that macaroon. Looks delicious!

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66 Amber K June 26, 2010

Yay! I’m not surprised that you had repeat customers. And that is such a neat story about that man’s headache going away.

I hope those who live near you know how lucky they are!

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67 Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) June 26, 2010

Aww, congrats on your market blow-out! Glad the rain didn’t deter sales. You’re booming!

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68 Jenn (GH) June 27, 2010

Bummer it rained but CONGRATS on your sales. Sounds like you had a great attitude about the whole day too.

Those pictures of the fruit make my mouth water. I LOVE cherries! YUM!

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69 Kristina June 27, 2010

aww!! I saw Callie’s post and was JEALOUS. :) I wanna meet you ! :)

#2 ( #1 is that I wanna meet you!)

okay, #2 – AWESOME that Eric is there for you again – Not Surprised, He;s AWESOME!

#3 – YAAAY for green onion bulb ! :)

# 4 I ALWAYS say my bread has a cute butt ! NO KIDDING !! … well, and my dachshund, but that’s another but… ;)

XXO happy your Day 2 went well!

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70 Candice June 27, 2010

Congrats on another great day of business…despite the rain even! I’m so excited for you! And not at all surprised that people came back from more Glo bars. Awesome!

I love the pictures of all the produce. You are lucky to have such a great farmer’s market!

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71 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 27, 2010

Great job on the market, despite the rain!! Reading about it actually makes me want to have a stall at one :P and I have to say – I’m jealous about the rain :P it’s SO hot here! I could have used some rain on my run just now….
Is that just the fennel flower? I like actual fennel sliced reaaally thinly then roasted – it has a great flavour :) raw fennel has a bit too much of a celery taste for me :s

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72 ~Jessica~ June 27, 2010

Oi Freya, no praying for rain! It’s about time the UK got some sun :P

Huge congratulations for the rise in sales, and in such bad weather too! I think it must have been your trademark Glow radiating sunshine from your stand.

That bread looks just divine. Curse my wheat-rejecting tum!

Hope you’re having a much deserved day of relaxation today :)

xxx

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73 AGS June 27, 2010

Wonderful recap of the market. Hearing your story, makes me happy that I go back to my local market vendors for produce. ;)

As for the cherry pitter. . . my family used to go to local orchards, picks huge quantities of fruit, and then wash, prep, and freeze huge ziplock bags of peaches, blueberries, strawberries, cherries. My dad’s job was pitting several buckets of cherries. He used a hairpin (not the bobby pin that is flat and close together, but the wider more flexible kind). So, perhaps you could try the hairpin method before purchasing another gadget.

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74 sportsgirl June 27, 2010

Congrats on the fruitful day at the farmers market.

Your purchases look yummy and fun!

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75 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 27, 2010

That’s great that you had such a successful day despite the weather!

I’ve seen that Organic Flours shop in Burlington but never dropped in. I think I’m going to have to go get that multigrain loaf. It looks so delicious!

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76 Jess @ MTL Veggie June 27, 2010

Your pics are making me so homesick! I hope I get a chance to head home and check out the market this summer.
I am amazed by your will-power- there is no way that bread would’ve made it home without a missing heel if it were in my hands. Congrats on another successful day at the market! :)

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77 Camille June 27, 2010

Congrats on another great day at the Farmer’s Market!
Rain can’t stop you!

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78 Sarah June 27, 2010

Your farmers market posts always have me wishing I lived close enough to go!

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79 Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 27, 2010

Gosh Angela, I am FOREVER impressed by you & your amazingness :)

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80 GirlonRaw June 27, 2010

I HAVE A CHERRY PITTER and yes it makes it so much easier and quicker for me. Congrats on doing so well again at the Farmer’s Markets. You are in inspiration to us all darling!

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81 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 27, 2010

That is so great about the farmers market. It just sounds wonderful!

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82 Jen @ Happy Heart, Happy Mind June 27, 2010

Your Farmers Market looks awesome! Your purchases are giving me a rumbly in my tumbly!!! :)

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83 Colette June 27, 2010

WOW – your farmers market stand looks amazing! Congrats! And all that fresh fruit and veg is making me drool. The cherry pitter is essential. Makes life so much easier. And congrats on the green onion! It’s the only way I know how to garden without killing anything. :-)

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84 Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 27, 2010

ooooh I am so glad to hear that your 2nd week at the market went well!!!!

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85 Jen June 27, 2010

Looks like so much fun! I just went on an edible plant walk last week and I think that weed might be purslane…it tastes kind of like spinach. Our instructor said you can use it like you would use any greens.

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86 Katherine June 27, 2010

let me know if you expand to markets in the south! I’d love to get to sell your bars :) seeing as I love walking around those fresh markets so much; rain never keeps me away
Katherine

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87 laura (Starloz) June 27, 2010

i just want to eat some of that glo dough, it looks delicious

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88 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 27, 2010

What a great farmer’s market you have there! Congrats on getting even more sales!

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89 April Nguyen June 27, 2010

Hey Angela!

Hope you are well- still reading and loving your blog! Just wondering, have you heard of Chef Chloe Coscarelli? She just won Food Networks’ Cupcake Wars with vegan cupcakes (against traditional ones)! Her website also has a couple vegan recipes you might be interested in. Have a great day!

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90 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

No I havent but I just found her website! I wish we had cable! LOL

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91 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 27, 2010

Ahhh, those farmer’s market finds look AMAZING!! I love the farmer’s market so much. :) Farmer stalking…hahaha!

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92 Therese June 28, 2010

So jealous of your farmers market time!!! And seeing that we’re in desperate need of groceries in the house I’m also now craving tons of veggies after seeing all of those pictures….thanks a bunch! :P

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93 Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt June 28, 2010

Your set up looks great!

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94 jENNA June 28, 2010

aww..stinks it rained…but thats cool you still had a good turn out!

your bread looks AMAZINGLY GOOD!! I love fresh berries too!! shoot i just want eat this whole freaking post!!

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95 Marin {Lemonade Crate} June 28, 2010

I have been so lax in blog reading lately. Are those the chocolate balls? I am soooo glad to see someone enjoying the recipe. Bill thought that they were a little bitter. How did you get around that? I was thinking agave. Oh well, Yay! Glad you love them.

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96 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 28, 2010

Nope they are chocolate macaroons!

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97 Katie June 28, 2010

Aw, look at your cute husband, all proud of you… :D

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98 Melissa June 28, 2010

congrats on a great day 2 at the market. Too bad the weather was not cooperating!
Love those breads and the nettles! Fresh baked bread is a whole new world!!
I have lived in Canada my entire life and never have I tried a saskatoon berry! They sound delish! Maybe I’ll be able to find them out west somewhere.
I want to know abou a cherry pitter too as its coming to be cherry season in the okanagan and I need to stock up
As for the weed-I think someone told you it was purslane-its super duper high in omega 3’s so eat up! I even bought some purslane seeds that I have planted (funny that I’m planting a weed!).
Love that chocolate macaroon..yum!!

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99 Rachel Randolph June 29, 2010

First of all, love the green onion idea! I’m the only one that eats them in our house and I have to work hard to eat them all before they go bad on me. Will def be starting a green onion water garden!

Also, I had a recipe for a nice fresh corn & apple salad that called for fennel bulb on my menu this week and I couldn’t make it because I couldn’t find fennel and wasn’t sure what to sub for it. :(

Here’s the link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/corn-salad-recipe/index.html

That Farmer’s Market looks so much better than any I’ve been to down here in Texas. I think the weather here makes it harder to grow fresh veggies and it’s almost impossible to find organic AND local grown fruits & veggies. So glad your Glo Bar & Ball sales are going well, there.

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