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Where have I been?

Around, but obviously, not here.

Errands, and cleaning, and really no one wants to know about how I’m super stoked I got the fridge cleaned out last week. (I did and am so happy about it)

So yeah.

As you can probably see I’m not that much of a writer, more of an un-organized rambler. I’ve never really been a writer, never kept a journal or diary, etc. Which is probably a reason that I can’t keep up with the blog on a regular basis. I’ve decided that I need to do a semi-weekly post like a Wordless Wednesday or a Flash Friday or a oh I don’t know.  I got the idea from two great Mom Bloggers Mrs. C at Never a Dull Moment   and Mrs G at The Next Chapter…  both close friends, awesome women, and great Moms. So hopefully I can keep a better track on my blog. It is a great release to sit down and have a conversation about what ever you want to have one about (<– does that make sense?)   Anyway.

Apparently this is Blog Month, Mrs G is doing a blog a day for the entire month! Good for her, but I know right now I am not that dedicated! Some day, maybe…   So what’s going on in the business world.

Delmar Farmers Market!!!

Saturdays until 18th of December 9-1 in the middle school cafeteria in Delmar.  Oh my goodness- what a great market!  Lots of farmers out with the last bits of produce from the summer. Fresh meat, and eggs and a Fish Mongerer!  Freddy’s Rocking Humus (best humus around), Peruvian Delights (check out the empanadas), The Herb Guy (sorry I can’t remember his name) he makes an AWESOME coconut tea.  I’ll be there with AAC through the winter. So come out and see me!

Order for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is fast approching!  (17 days from today!) Get your orders in for dessert!

Pumpkin-Apple-Apple Crumb  $10

Apple Bundt $15

Apple Loaf $8

Pumpkin- Cranberry Orange Loaf $5

email me at andisapplecakes@gmail.com to get your order in by November 21.

 

So I think that’s about it for all the exciting things going on.  I’ll (try to) be more diligent on the posting front.

till later

~a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So…. Yeah. That’s what I gotta say about that.

Yeah, I’m just plugging along. I’ve been doing 4 farmers markets, this week I think I am just going to do three. I think I am taking the Feura Bush Market out. It is a brand new market, and I’m all for growing from the ground up, but there is no farmer at the market. Sooo, its a little hard too have a farmers market and no farmer. I feel I’ll do better by doing three really well then 4 half-assed.

I’ve got a couple of new ideas. And I’m trying to get things planned for when the farmer’s markets slow down. I’m looking for suggestions for festivals/ shows/ etc that I can go to sell. Its hard because we’ll be gone at the end of September. Well everyone, put on your thinking caps.

On to wedding stuff. I think that’s why the farmers markets are starting to push to the back of my mind. Anyway, wedding invites are done, almost.  The shower is this weekend, which I am super excited for. I can’t wait to see everyone! So I still have a few minor things to do, but it’s coming together.

It’s 53 days away.

 

Feura Bush Farmers Market

Well this is a quick Saturday Morning Post. I am picking up the Feura Bush Farmers Market on Wednesdays. I still think I’m going to pick up the Coeymans one as well on Thursday Nights. I don’t have the sheet in front of me but I know that The FB is at the Jerusalem Reformed Church on 32. 2pm-6pm I think, or something close to that. As soon as I dig the paper out of the car I’ll get it up on the Calender.  I’ve been having a great go at Voorheesville and Watervliet. I really enjoy meeting everyone.

Some Highlights:

Voorheesville:

There is a Hummus Guy coming in the next week or so.  Fresh Hummus….CAN’T WAIT!!

A farmer is selling home grown mushrooms.

There is a fresh meat (chicken, steak, etc) and Egg farmer.

Farmer Jon has great greens ( got some chard for some sautéed greens)

Watervliet:

Kristy’s Barn is there with AWESOME produce every nweek (they’re also at Delmar, Voorheesville, Cohoes, North GB)

The Watervliet Historical Society is there raising money with the sale of glass wear and nick-nacks.

I hope to see you out at the markets to see what our region has to offer, it’s really outstanding!

This week…..

So I haven’t posted very much this week, kinda been hectic.  After the farmers market on Tuesday, I got home and got ready to leave for my parents house in Westernville. I was on my way home for a final concert by my band teacher Mr. Ischia. He taught for 36 years. I really can’t imagine doing the same thing for 36 years. He loved it though, said he could have done another 3-4 years. But thought it was time to go, golf and spend time with his family.  It was really great seeing him, and the high school, and some high school friends I haven’t seen since I left.  The school looks different, Mr. Ischia’s hair is a lot greyer, and the friends haven’t changed, just got a little older. There were some mixed emotions going back, though I was excited once I got there.  I still had the, OMG moment, will I still fit in?

Then came a long awaited for moment… I got to check two things off my list. 

1. Have a drink with a Teacher

2. Have a drink at Benny’s Respectable Gin Mill

Really It’s called Benny’s Place, it’s in Holland Patent and the great aspiration of a group of High Schoolers Back in the late 90’s. David Parker, used to talk about Benny’s Respectable Gin Mill all the time, like he was the Norm of Holland Patent and had his own seat at the bar, when really we all knew that he had never been in for a drink before, being that he was 17 and a decent kid that only made mischief and a small bit of trouble.  So when at the age of 31 I finally got to belly up to the bar and order a Gin & Tonic– it was a moment, the fact that I was doing it with Mr Ischia, made it that much more special.  We laughed and talked,  I caught up with friends,  we did a lot of remembering.

 

So back home Thursday after noon to live life, had some orders to go out and did a lot of paperwork.  Scrubbed the house, and I’m baking today for tomorrow, I’ll be at the Watervliet Farmers Market tomorrow from 2:30 – 5:30. Come and visit. Kristy’s Barn is there from Schodack and they’ve got great produce for being early in the season.  I’m going to try to get into Voorheesville on Friday Nights. I’ll hope to see you there too!

Watervliet Farmers Market!!!

So Today was my first day, not with out incident, but Today was my FIRST DAY!!!!!!!!

I got a call from the Watervliet farmers market last week, wondering if I was going to participate this year.  I was scheduled to have my inspection of the kitchen on Friday morning, so I put off making the decision till Monday. Well of course the inspection went great! The very nice inspector John, checked out the kitchen and passed me with flying colors. With ta A-OK from the state I was off shopping like a champ. Can I spend money! I wish there were some sort of shopping award, I would win it. And what ever happened to Shop Till You Drop on Cable.  I loved that show, well I loved Supermarket Sweep more, but they were on back to back, so I consider them one. Anywho. I bought bought bought on Friday. On Saturday, I did yard work and ate Chinese.  (Yes that is a mentionable activity since I don’t get egg rolls very often) Sunday was the nieces’ recital ( Go Em!) and Monday was baking. and more baking, and still some baking.

Buy late late late Monday night, I had almost finished, but since I was falling asleep standing up, off to bed I went. Got up this morning with butterflies in my stomach. Did I make enough? Did I make too Much?  Will I remember everything? OH MY GOD! Small baby freak-outs all morning. Thankfully only the dog saw me and she loves unconditionally.

I had one small hiccup….. no Insurance. This would be the aforementioned incident.  I had gone on Monday to pay for my insurance. The very nice lady, Beth, was going to email the binder to me yesterday afternoon.  No binder this morning when I woke up!?!  So on my way to the FM I stopped by the agency. Why doesn’t everyone move fast when you want them to?   Well what to do, no insurance, no market, Right? By 3pm the underwriter had finally written my policy and I was covered. Yep, that’s me– daredevil. I went a whole half an hour without insurance.  Cause I went anyway. Rules be damned! I will sell my applecakes come hell or high water!

It was the first day of the season at Watervliet. There were only 6 vendors and I did ok! Nothing spectacular, but ok. I’m going to say for the first month, I’ll only do ok, till I get a customer base, then I hope for more.

But Today was my first day 🙂

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