Thursday, June 4, 2009

My first day at the farmers market!

Today was interesting to say the least!  I drove to 107 High Road in Epping to find a beautiful 29 acre lot!  Wende is the farmer of Catnip Acres and she has so many different plants.  My Pa-pa Frank Lauriente used to own a family nursery not too long ago and my parents are very much into being out doors and have a huge garden at their house.  Not long ago I had my own little landscaping/lawn mowing/pet sitting business too.   I like being outside!  

Anyway I got to her farm and had no idea what I was getting myself into.  It is hard to set up a little stand at a market!  Wende had the jeep packed and ready to go.  It took me about 40 minutes to set up by the time I got to Exeter Swasy goodness!  

She had so many different herbs, vegetables, and plants!  She even had pineapple mint-pretty neat.  I had a lot of fun talking to people about the plants and her organic farm.  

Thank god my mom was there towards the end, she helped me put everything back in the jeep-what a task.  I swear you have to be good at math and spacing to pack that thing back up!  At the end of the day I was a little tired but it was such a neat experience I said I would do it again. Wende gave me a yellow pear tomato plant to take home and some sort of bean plant that attracts humming birds and butter flys.  I can't wait for them to grow! 

I'll post some pictures soon!  

First Competition - Miss Derry

Start buying your tickets now!  I'm competing for Miss Derry on June 26th!  The show will take place at the Adams Memorial Opera House in downtown Derry.  Miss Derry is always a treat they have a great board that works really hard to raise scholarship money and put on a great show.  I was sad I had to miss it last year, I was in Italy June 26-July 27th 2008.  I have the chance to win over $6,000.00!!!  That would really help lower my loan payments that I will have to start paying off now that I am a graduate YIKES!  Cross your fingers, come to the show, make some signs, and cheer as loud as you can for me :)

Check This Out: Go Support Erika!

I used to compete with Erika Lehman who is now the new Miss NH ANTSO.  I wish I could go to her fundraising event but I will be Fishing all day in Cape Cod with the New England Saltwater Fly Rodders.  I wanted to promote her event.  I hope you can go support her!  She is a good friend of mine that I met through the Miss NH Program.  I actually crowned her Miss University two years ago and then she went on to win the title of Miss Lakes Region where she then crowned me as the new Miss Lakes Region.  I know it sounds confusing but it was pretty neat!  We both went to UNH and she has a lot of accomplishments through both programs.  I wish her the best of luck!

A Dinner with Miss NH ANTSO Miss

Eat, drink, be merry....and help me fundraise for nationals :)
Erika Lehman
Saturday, June 6, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brothers North Restaurant
845 Lafayette Rd.
Hampton, NH


Please join me for dinner in support of my fundraising efforts for nationals! 

Enjoy a fabulous Greek and Italian Buffet-style dinner and participate in some wonderful raffles, silent auctions, and socializing. Raffle/auction items include spa items, gift certificates, cash prizes, and original artwork/paintings by Erika. 

Feel free to move to the lounge after 8 forcocktails and live entertainment.

Tickets are $18 per person

Dress is nice casual/business casual (no holey jeans and muddy t shirts please)

If you would like to attend (I would love you to!) please let me know as soon as possible and I can bring tickets to you or put them aside to pick up at the door.

Hope to see you there!!!

You can also purchase a ticket online via paypal through the "donate" button on my blog! Just donate the amount you owe for the tickets and I will receive an email notification and have your tickets ready for you at the door :)