Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Open (Hoop) House a Success Again

While the turn out of people was much more modest this year (compared to the more than a hundred people that showed up last year), I found this year's Brines Farm open (hoop) house on the afternoon of November 18th to be just as successful, if not more so. I felt like I had a good chance to talk to people who seemed sincerely interested and excited about trying something like this out, albeit at a smaller backyard scale. Hopefully I conveyed to them this methodology is not that difficult as long as you're not afraid of a little possible failure. It doesn't require that expensive of materials although it will require an investment of time. But you are rewarded with the freshest and best-tasting food. And the people you get to meet as you try to share that food feel like a true community. Not to mention they make you feel like what you are doing is valued and important. So a heartfelt thanks to all of you who came out this time, or other times, as well as to those of you who keep coming back to my stall at the farmers market. You are a big part of this.

You can read more about the open house from the perspective of people who visited: a) here at The Farmer's Marketer, b) here at the blog Pickles (which includes some nice photos from the open house), and c) apparently in the near future here at this blog Garden of Babylon. Thanks bloggers!

For more photos (thanks to Kim Bayer) you can have a look here.

There are also photos from last year's 2006 open house.


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