It is Friday, September 26th at about 8 PM. I have brought in the produce for tomorrow’s efforts at the Louisville Maker Fair. I know I am ready with Carolina Reapers, Jalapeno, Pablano, Habanaro, Serano, Sweet Banana, and sweet bell peppers in a wide range of colors. All fresh and all picked just now. Thing is, I am in kind of a pickle which makes tomorrows venture a bit of a challenge.
Our gardening efforts started as a way to offset the grocery bill. As my love for gardening grew, I needed a more than just grocery savings to justify the expansion. One thing led to another and here we are, following what by most people’s judgement is an insane business idea. After all, who buys mail order produce? Believe it or not, you probably do. In fact, much of it was probably shipped from much further away than our homestead.
Since we started offering fresh Carolina Reaper peppers for sale this year, we have been sending small flat rate boxes out the moment they are ready. The box in the photo is on its way to Wisconsin, picked, packed, and shipped just yesterday.