Saturday, June 7, 2008

How not to pack your car for market

A little advice for those of you thinking about farming some day.

1. If your livelihood will depend on Farmer's Markets, consider the purchase of an appropriate vehicle. A 1990s Mercedes C-class, compact sedan is not that car.

2. If you try to get by with shoving all of your goods and infrastructure into a compact car, do not cut corners in the loading and unloading of your car. Chances are your stuff--especially your tent - will only fit one way. Disruptions to the puzzle are foolish at best... futile as the norm.

3. If you do mess up in your load, resist the temptation to just push hard on the door to get it all in.

For those of you who are more visual learners, I present Exhibits A and B.


1 comment:

Pam said...

Bummer! So sorry about your window...guess that meant a hot drive home with no A/C :-( I bought some of your fabulous cheese yesterday at Urban Harvest...yum! Found your blog through your website from the URL on the cheese label and have enjoyed reading about your adventures with goats.