Day 23 – Craft Fair Season!

For the past couple of weeks the upstairs kitchen has been the place to hang out and drool (if you are a human, that is. If you are a dog, downstairs is the place to be because that’s where all the tasty pork dog treats are being made…) Jams and jellies were first to be processed and then, oh heavenly delights, it was cookie time!

These pinwheel cookies are delicious and kind of cool - but fiddly! Given how many we were trying to make, we used a  handy dandy jam cookie making device for the next number of batches.

These pinwheel cookies are delicious and kind of cool – but fiddly! Given how many we were trying to make, we used a handy dandy jam cookie making device for the next number of batches.

Filled with Dark Creek jams and jellies, these are oh so very good!

Filled with Dark Creek jams and jellies, these are oh so very good!

It has been tough to only eat the broken ones (oops! slipped! can’t take that cracked old thing to the craft fair!), but we have to be strong so we have lots to take to the North Douglas Christmas Craft Fair tomorrow.

In addition to the festive cookies and yummy dog snacks (at least, I assume they taste pretty good as I caught Tuulen up on his hind legs STEALING the pork treats from the counter – he looked very sheepish and said, ‘it was cracked! You can’t take something like that to the craft fair!’) we are also taking a variety of jams and jellies (including the cranberry jelly gift packs that were so popular in our Thanksgiving Goody Boxes), fresh eggs (the new pullets are getting into gear!), carved wooden plant row markers, hand-pulled wood block prints, art cards, original watercolour and miniature paintings by E. Colin Williams, children’s books by yours truly, carved wood signs, herbal salves, and aprons. We’ll also have the coolest little terrarium with a wooden base that defies explanation at this late hour (will post a photo tomorrow – it is packed away in a box, ready to go). For anyone interested in signing up for our CSA or ordering a turkey, we’ll have information and forms.

Getting all of that together has been a bit of a trial in the middle of everything else going on! As I write this just before midnight, I’m hoping all goes smoothly and that we’ll get a chance to chat with some of our regular farm stand customers and meet lots of new people as well.

If you are in the area, here are the details:

North Doug Craft Fair Info – hope to see you there!

4th Annual North Doug Craft Fair

Where : North Doug Church, 675 Jolly Place
When: November 23rd, 9am-4pm

Door prizes and other surprises!
Concession with soup, sandwiches, and dessert
All of the table proceeds go towards the youth

For more information, check out the Facebook event page

Interested in learning who else is participating in the 30 days agriculture blog-a-thon or the five things Holly Spangler will be talking about this month? Head over to Prairie Farmer to find out!

4 responses to “Day 23 – Craft Fair Season!

  1. Out of the four craft fairs I went to today this was the best one! Your cookies were great too–we’ve eaten them already…:)

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  2. Wow – four craft fairs in one day? That’s dedication! Glad you enjoyed the cookies! Find any great treasures in your travels?

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  3. A necklace. At least it’s a start on my Christmas shopping!

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