The Tractor Supply Companies are having events this weekend and we will be setting up our market tent on Saturday March 10 from 8 to 2. Not sure exactly what it is, but I think it’s related to “Chick Days”. Chicks and ducks are now available for sale and be warned, it’s very hard to resist them. Pet Chickens of Virginia is an online community that regularly does “swaps” at TSCs all over the state. The Orange swap’s regular date for March is the 17th, so we will be there 2 consecutive weekends. PCOV is a great website and forum with knowledgeable people and I’ve relied on their experience a number of times. At the swaps you will find all manner of poultry and fowl, including peafowl and turkeys and also rabbits.
This will be our first time vending with this group and hope that it will be a good experience for us. Last June, I attended my first and only swap as a buyer and came home with 4 young pullets. If we do well these 2 weekends, we will setup there instead of the Orange Farmers and Artisans market on the dates the swap will be held. Our market’s summer season will be starting the first weekend in May, which we will miss. We are heading to Marlyand Sheep and Wool that weekend for a much needed fiber fix. Check back for what I will be doing with what I bring back home with me.
Hope to see some of you there. We will be having all our regular alpaca items for sale along with my new tote bags, aprons and egg ornaments. Here are the swap dates for 2012.
Orange TSC Swap Dates