Lazy J Bar C

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

San Pedro Valley Fair

Yesterday was the 79th annual San Pedro Valley Fair sponsored by the St. David area FFA and FCCLA members. This is kinda like a wam-up for the Cochise County Fair next weekend. The kids work hard putting this fair on but it almost died out from a lack of participation a couple of years ago. With the resurgence of interest in homemaking/homesteading skills there has been increased participation. The Farmer's Market vendors have also started supporting the fair by submitting entries the past couple of years. I entered three breads, five canned goods and three types of summer squash. I think I did all right with my entries!


I don't enter the Cochise County Fair because it is an hour and a half drive one way to Douglas and would require two trips, one to drop off entries and one to pick them back up. Our little fair is enough for me! :)

This was my last week attending the St. David Farmer's Market. Next week, I will start going to a bigger market in Sierra Vista. I used to sell there on Thursdays and did quite well. The St. David market is only open until the end of October and the Sierra Vista market is year round. If this is going to be my business, I need to have a fulltime outlet to sell bread. I'm looking forward to going next Saturday and seeing how things go!

15 comments:

Mooberry Farmwife said...

Wow! You did awesome, Candy. One of my goals is to someday win a blue ribbon at the fair. You overachieved--lol. :) Congrats to you.

TexWisGirl said...

great job!!!

Candy C. said...

Mooberry Farmwife,
It's a small fair but we have a good time! You really should enter sometime, it's a lot of fun! :)

TWG,
Thanks!

Madge said...

I've won some blue ribbons, but it was for watercolor paintings... I love to can, actually I just took some pints of Tomato Preserves out of the water bath just a little bit ago... you've done splendid! (I always walk through the home canned goods at the fair).

Candy C. said...

Madge,
Thanks for stopping by! My artistic talents seem to lie in the kitchen! LOL!! I'm working on some Green Tomato Salsa right now, will let everyone know how it turns out.

fletchingtonfarms said...

Good job! I've never entered any of the fairs around here. They always seem to sneak up on me. Paula

Candy C. said...

Paula,
I know what you mean! I have been squirreling away jars of pickles and salsa for the past month! :) You should enter some time, it's a lot of fun!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Great job!

Farmgirl Susan said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! :)

Candy C. said...

Kathy and Farmgirl Susan,
Thanks!! :)

Kristina said...

You did great! Look at all of those ribbons! Congratulations!

Candy C. said...

Thanks Kristina! :)

homegrown countrygirl said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations!!!

Candy C. said...

homegrown countrygirl,
Thanks!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Hope you come again this year!! :)