After “dress-down” Friday
It’s time for drinks after work
And a night on the town
Then a “sleep-in” Saturday morning
Maybe a late brunch before going to the Farmers’ Market…
Wait a minute!
Whose life is that?
Our life is the opposite…except for the Market part…and maybe the dressing down, too. (mostly because we never dress UP!)
For the past 16 years, we have made our living selling farm products at the The Staunton/Augusta Farmers' Market. (no matter the weather!) That means that when everyone else is winding down the workweek on Friday, we’re just gearing up. Friday is our big harvest day, thus assuring our customers of the absolute freshest produce. A big day of harvest is followed by an early night so we can be somewhat coherent for the morning market.
Most of our customers have no idea how early we get up, what it took to get all that stuff prepared and down to the Market and how we kept it looking so nice, or what a challenge it is to make change and small talk all morning when we’re sleep and caffeine deprived. Only occasionally does it seem to occur to anyone that we really do live in “opposite world”. That’s okay, I guess, because they do indeed appreciate the product!