If you've not been to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds before, it's few miles outside of Mansfield, MO (think Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum) and has a restaurant, a couple of music barns, herbal apothecary, blacksmith shop and lots of other attractions. As vendors, we must dress for the pioneer period.
Tamara and I did a trial run of this monthly festival early in March, and while it was a lot of fun we nearly got blown off the hill by a nonstop gale. One of perhaps 20 vendors, we were perched at the top of the chalkdust driveway, and the grit was blasted into every pore, wrinkle and crevice of our products packaging and our selves. Overall, though, it was a lot of fun and quite profitable, had a good crowd of interested, health-minded people.
Sunday should be a really big deal as this is the kick-off to the planting season. This time we will contend with the heat -- it's supposed to get up to the mid-80's! I wish pioneers had worn shorts and tank tops.
I sold out of Chimichurri last time, so I made 12 bottles of Chimichurri Argentino (I had olive oil from one end of the kitchen to the other) and added some new whole spice blends in grinder bottles, plus all the other blends, recipes and samples. And I don't want to bring any of it back home.
Hope to see you there -- and at least get some pictures! Have a great weekend!