Originally posted around 8 a.m. Tuesday and updated 12 hours later ...
I've been going to the for at least eight years now, but I never imagined myself as one of the vendors—till now.
Napa Patch had a table at the market on its first day May 1 and we'll be there the next two Tuesdays, too. The first morning, I was set up next to my friend Debbie Stevens, who founded and runs .
I wrote about Debbie's business for the back in 2006, in an article titled Many worms make healthy soil: Red wigglers turn food scraps into compost."
Six years later, the startup she founded with a workforce of worms in 1999 is going strong. She's selling worm compost, nifty bins, compost tea and more.
Tuesday we were both at the west side of the parking lot, right next to the and conveniently located just across from the Master Gardeners.
Kids love Debbie's booth: She lets them get up close and personal with the red wiggler worms.
For adults, she showed us a couple of red wigglers getting busy making more for posterity. (Worm sex at the market: You heard it first here!)
I brought free Patch magnets and balloons and gave away some nice canvas market bags, while my supply lasted, to folks who signed up for the Napa Patch newsletter.
I also brought along some flowers from my north Napa garden, some cookbooks just for fun and a basket arrangement from
Napa Patch will be back at the market May 8 and 15 from 7:30 a.m. till noon; the next Napa Farmers Market is Saturday morning.
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