We have been busy here getting ready for all the animals to come home. The barn is mostly done and is ready for the horses to come home along with a batch of baby chickens. My incubator eggs are two weeks from hatching. We candled the eggs and about 9 of them out of 14 […]
The Second Year on a Homestead: Homesteading Goals I wrote a post a while back about “The First Year on a Homestead” and I’ve been meaning to follow that up with a “Second Year on a Homestead” but it seems I’m about 7 months late! Although we’re halfway into our third year now, I want…
Why we need a farm stand! MAIN REASON— We have an abundance of eggs! We can only eat so many. We also have lambs and sometimes pigs to sell. It would also be nice to sell/give away some of our vegetables and jams.
We could also leave some information on the stand like, when the lambs will be processed, pricing, what we feed our animals, and some nutritional information on our products.
Having a stand at our house would be very convenient! We have a lot of traffic on our road.
We don’t always have enough stuff to justify selling at a farmers market though. We would spend more money in fees than we would make. Plus lugging a baby to the market and watching him would be tough. Having it at the house, with a sign saying “fresh eggs” will also keep me accountable. I can’t let my neighbors down! Not going to the farmers market— who cares!
I am about to build a farm stand for all our excess eggs and produce. I have been searching the internet and Pinterest to find some plans that we like.
These are my favorites…
We really need a cooler or a specific spot for eggs. We have duck and chicken eggs. It would be nice to have a spot for both. We tried delivering them once a week but that got away from us.
We need a top and some shelves underneath. I would really like the shelves to be slanted so you can see what’s in the baskets. We have a ton of baskets already.
I would also like it to be covered and portable. I want a big sign that says WEEKEND FARM STAND and/or EMORY FARM.
Here are some actual plans we have found so far…
We are debating on buying something like this to get us by.