Yesterday we spent about twelve hours at the Trade Day area of the annual event they have over in Marion, a small town about 15 minutes from Seguin on Highway 78. For a small booth fee and a donation to their event auction, we got to stay there and sell honey for as long as we could bear the heat. It was a really hot day and Mark was nice enough to give me two breaks during the long day and that really helped.
It was so fun! We talked to over 300 people who stopped by to sample the honey or talk bees. AND we sold 113 jars so that was really great. I knew we were moving a good number of jars but I couldn’t tell if we went over 100. We kept a tally sheet to the side and tried to keep up with marking the numbers. You’ll also notice we added quite a bit to our booth since the Gonzales Farmers Market. 🙂 The cover of the canopy was great because it allowed us and our customers to keep a bit cooler out of the sun. Also helped the honey not heat up too much. I also brought a little mascot along (Ima Bee was popular so maybe we’ll let her show up again) and we liked how the display stand worked out (we found it at Container Store in San Antonio).
We want to thank everyone who came by and visited with us and especially those of you who also bought some honey. We really enjoyed meeting new friends and customers and more than that, we love that you like what we’re doing with the bees. We want to make a difference in the lives of others by providing a great local product, not to mention we like helping the gardens in the area. Bees are great and we love sharing them with all of you! Keep in touch with us and we will let you know where to find us next. News on that SOON. 😉