Crossroads Market operates from May through mid-November even in the rain. While I have only had a stall since early September, on this Wednesday in late October, it rained all day. A few of the vendors didn’t show up. I came prepared with a plastic sheet recycled from Home Depot. I unloaded the car and umbrella in hand carefully walked the Seedy Nutty products to my stall under my tent. Everything went under the plastic, not a very petty picture, but kept the Seedy Nutty products dry. I sold one bag in the first hour. When I looked around I saw that no one was selling either. No lines in the rain. I kept on plugging the product, giving out free samples from a shaker and hoping that I wouldn’t have to take the complete haul back to the car unsold. The day turned out better than I thought, thanks to some very loyal customers and little kids who like the free samples and talk their parents into buying the sweets.
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.