I apologize for the paucity of posts lately: real life circumstances are walloping our family, and my spare energy and time are low right now. (It's the usual mixed bag of some really good stuff, and improvements of previously horrible situations, with some other developments less pleasant.)
The 2008 Certified Farmers Market Calendars have FINALLY arrived, and I've sold my first boxful! Tomorrow I will ship one to Guam, of all places: I'd never expected to do that!
But I had the disappointing news that the Santa Cruz farmers market drew a line in the sand, and that nothing that is not edible, e.g., anything they consider "arts & crafts," is to be sold at any of the markets. I was crushed with disappointment, and so were a lot of my friends, including one who sits on that board of directors, but who missed the meeting. Since they consider the calendar not a promotional item, but arts and crafts, I cannot sell them there. Ouch.
You can still buy them at LocalHarvest...and if you're referring a friend, tell them to go to www.farmcalendars.com—that automatically goes to my LocalHarvest store, and it's easier to remember. Note that I raised the price $1 at LocalHarvest, to compensate for the service charge, and to cover the $1 donation per calendar that I will make to the UCSC Farm & Garden program.
And if you're local, you can buy them on October 13 at the Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market at Cabrillo College in Aptos—someone will be selling them at a booth there, probably on the top of the parking garage. Following that Sunday, they will be available at the Thursday market in Monterey. That's October 18 in Monterey. (Thanks to Catherine Barr, market manager, for going to bat for me with her board of directors!)
You can also get them at the Capitola Book Cafe on 41st Avenue, which is a WONDERFUL place to go, regardless.
Feedback on the calendars is really good: they're beautiful, I promise.