In life, you can only ever be scared, when you believe in limits.
You can only ever feel lonely, when you stop doing things.
You can only ever become bored, when you no longer follow your heart.
And you can only ever get overwhelmed, when you think the illusions are real.
Whew! Who knew it could be so easy to get back on track?
(This was my “Notes from the Universe” email from the other day. Seems right to me.)
Just got the word that I successfully juried-in to the extremely happenin’ Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market! This has the potential to be a major game changer for me. Turns out I have to get a nursery license, so I’m waiting for that before I get started there.
I have enjoyed the transient nature of life on the road (literally) with Kat, but I’m happy to have landed. This has been an on-going dream of mine for years, and I believe it is a testament to my firm belief that anything is possible. Anything.
I spent my greenhouse time today transplanting tiny baby pak chois and mustards into peat pots for the market. Then I rolled out to Voorhies Road to drop off some starts at the New Heritage Public Market. I think you should experience this sweet little market scene if you’re out and about, Everett’s got a nice little concept growing out there. My plan is to maintain a space there throughout the season with my stir-fry green starts, as well as, bagged greens. Sooner than later, I’ll have freshly-harvested stir-fry and Asian salad mixes ready to roll each Saturday for those who missed me on Tuesday and Thursday and/or didn’t make it out to J-ville.
Which brings me to my next point–my revised season schedule:
TUESDAYS IN ASHLAND 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.–RV Growers and Crafters Market, at the New Ashland Armory off East Main. I’m shooting for a May 17 start date.
THURSDAYS IN MEDFORD 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.–RV Growers and Crafters Market, at the Medford Armory on North Pacific Highway. I’m shooting for a May 19 start date.
FRIDAYS IN TALENT–5:30 p.m.-dusk Talent Evening Market, near Talent City Hall. Starts June 3.
SATURDAYS IN J-VILLE–9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jacksonville Saturday Market, on the J-ville Museum grounds. Starts May 7, I’ll be there starting May 14.
SATURDAYS IN PHOENIX–10 a.m.-2 p.m. New Heritage Public Market, Voorhies Road, next to the Voorhies Mansion and EdenVale Winery. I won’t be there, but my starts and veggies will. I just drop stuff off and they sell it for me. Cool, no?!
Wow, that’s a lot, you may be thinking. (Me too). How will she ever pull all that off? (I have no *&%$#@! IDEA, my friends). However, refer to the beginning of this post, and repeat.
I’m just going to. If something changes, I’ll let you know.
Finally, if you happen to have a line on a cheap/almost free pickup, I’m in the market. Driving up and down the valley in my SUV is NOT sustainable. Yesterday after soccer practice I had Luna and her friend double-buckled in the front seat, and Axa laying low in the back with my booth canopy, chairs and his bicycle… Please do not call Child Services, I’m just bein’ real here! Besides, many of you who are subscribers to this blog used to drive down I-5 in the 1970’s at 95 MPH, puffin’ on a cig with the windows rolled up, swillin’ on an open container, with no seat belts on your kids who were rolling around in the back of the station wagon, so…it could have been worse. Actually, I think I’m describing an amalgam of several different people, memory fades you know… All kidding aside, I need room for kids, better gas mileage, and more space in general that I can get really really dirty.
Just putting it out there, thanks and see you out there soon!