At first I didn’t do the math. I just wanted to test the market. When I did do the calculations I discovered that I was taking a five-dollar loss on each five-ounce package, not including the labels and ink for the printer. “This is not a business, it’s a charity,” my husband said. That sent me faster that you could say Seedy Nutty looking for wholesale prices. I found NutStop.com, which although the shipping is expensive (and it’s too far to drive) took me out of the charity column. But mistakes do happen. In my second order – double the first – I was sent 20 bags of whole pecans, not pecan pieces. Their bad, not mine. NutStop.com will send a new shipment and a shipping label to return the whole pecans. The replacement order won’t arrive before market day. Instead, I had to make an emergency pecan pieces visit to Trader Joe’s. The moral of this story: The nut stops here.
Seedy Nutty on a family trip to Israel in 2011. It wasn't until she wrote an article about the Crossroads Community Farmers Market, that she realized that she could make a go of the business and set up a stand in September 2015. You can meet Rosanne at the market most Wednesdays from May through November.
In her other life Rosanne is a freelance writer and was a long-time science and environmental reporter for Voice of America.
She is currently a fellow with GreenFaith, a coalition of faith communities worldwide that have come together to advocate for action on climate change.