Saturday June 15th, 2013

The exercise:

Write a four line poem about something that is: in demand.

So we were sold out of cherries shortly before eleven o'clock this morning.

Combine that with all the berries, peas, plants, cards, and rhubarb we sold and we managed to have our best market ever. We just beat out a market from almost three years ago, when we were lifted up by a combination of peaches and nectarines.

It's been a pretty excellent start to the farming season.

And to think that our box program doesn't even start until this Tuesday...

Mine:

Never enough on hand,
Demand exceeds supply;
We have had a great day...
(Wish there was more nearby).

2 Comments:

Greg said...

Well done! Best market ever! That sounds good, but it's a shame you can't know that in advance and advertise using it :)
And the box program... do you ever include fruit in that? If you do the recipients are probably worrying that you've sold all the fruit and they'll gone none!
That's a great little poem about a great day :)

In demand
A judge, six policemen,
Ten co-workers and the man in command;
Four nurses, one victim, an angry dog...
I've never been so much in demand!

Marc said...

Greg - yeah, we do two options: veggies only, and veggies, berries, and fruit. But we always set some fruit aside for the boxes, lest we get carried away at the market :)

Tough call who to respond to first there... though I'd probably go with the angry dog!