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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 21, 2015 6:31 AM CST
Like seeing the photos, and it reminded me that our City just opened a new Farmers market. I have only driven by it so far. I think I will take some photos of it, it is a very nice facility.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 21, 2015 10:28 AM CST
I will trying get some pictures of the whole market on Saturday. We have live music and picnic tables. It's quite an event every weekend
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Apr 21, 2015 4:55 PM CST
Great to see the produce at market Arlene,..we don't see them here anymore,..we do get other countries like France and Belgium coming with produce,..Cheese/Breads/Wines/Honey/,..and everything that will last the journey.

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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 21, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Wow, that's quite the set up!

For us, the requirements are we have to be local and we have to grow what we sell. They do farm inspections to check too.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Apr 22, 2015 8:37 AM CST
I like those requirements,..makes sense,..wow they really do check what you sell when they do farm inspections,..i have a friend in Ohio who is big into market gardening and keeps bees as well,..i don't know how she and her husband can do so much work and that's not including the preparation for the market,..mind blowing.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 22, 2015 1:52 PM CST
We have bees as well and do sell some honey when we have extra. I think my son has about 6 hives. He lost some bees over winter and got new queens but I'm thinking he said we won't have any spring honey which is a shame because I like the spring honey the best.

For us it's a group effort, my son, who works and travels a lot, my ex - his father who lives with him, myself and my DH (who is 81). We each have a best areas. I do the seed starting, planting, weeding, harvesting and going to market. My son does the garlic, bees, chickens and goats when he's home. Ex does all the plowing, tilling, mowing, building sheds, shelters, and fences and tends the chickens and goats when Matt is gone. DH does all the composting, helping with seed starting by mixing soil mix and making paper pots and tending the heaters in the GH, marks rows, his plants are the potatoes and strawberries and asparagus. He helps harvest and loves the actual going to market. There's no way I could do it all myself, especially with watching grandchildren three days a week.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Apr 22, 2015 5:42 PM CST
Talk about being busy as a bee lol,..gosh you have a lot going along down on the farm plus watching grandchildren three days a week.

By coincidence we are on about bees and my friends in Ohio are in the process of introducing new queens.

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Anyway, I have had bees for a long time, I got my three packages installed yesterday and today I popped their corks out of the queen cage and stuffed the holes with marshmallows, so they can release her within a few days, but not destroy her because they don't readily accept a new queen. They need to get used to her for about a week before they "allow" her to be their queen. So, if they kill her before she lays even one egg I will be out about 100.00 for the bees. They need a queen in there or they will all leave or die off trying to keep the "hive" in order, but not having any success at that. and a queenless hive is nasty! The bees are aggressive and mean.

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