Sunday, August 31, 2008

YAK TRACKS: Yakking at the Labor Day Farmer's Market

How fun is working at the Farmer's Market?

So fun, and you know you've had a good day when you work for Vermont Yak Company, and you meet a customer named Janet Onyak.

"On Yak." 

I'm not kidding.

Here's Janet, holding on of our signature bumper stickers. Good to meet you, Janet!

In his book Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, author Bill McKibben observes that farmer's markets serve as vital social and communal "glue," where folks have significantly more conversations than they do shopping in large corporately-owned commercial grocery stores. After one month of working at the market, this has certainly been my experience - we cover a whole range of topics related to local news and world events, from the weather to politics to food/cooking (of course) to - well, you name it. 

And we get to feed and sell to folks good, healthy, local meat in the bargain. Here's a look at our three kinds of sausage - Beer Brats, Vermont Maple and Sweet Italian (from top to bottom) - we sold out of all of the links, but will have more in just two-three weeks.

And thanks to Susan for the beautiful white board sign - very good to have an artist as a business partner - and Dave for the giant zook.

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