Brandon & I woke up super early to load up the car and head out to Adams Morgan in the crappy weather. I got a flat tire while backing up to the curb to unload the goods but luckily new Mazda's come with free roadside assistance for 2 years and they service guy put on the spare while I set up my booth with my fabulous booth mate the Vegan Cupcake Queen, Rebecca Scott!
I brought 60 jars to the fair and by the end of the day I had totally SOLD OUT! I got to use my super nifty square app to take about $40 in credit card payments, I learned I probably should have brought more 1/2 pints as opposed to full pint jars and I left with *drumroll please* A MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE! I came in 2nd place for best Pickles in the Crafty Food Awards, SUCCESS!!! I was a little bit of a sourpuss for not coming in 1st but it wasn't something a little retail therapy couldn't cure. I bought a few really awesome things from some of my favorite crafters including Jen Menkhaus's gorgeous felt flower headbands (the littlest bean) and an awesome whale necklace from Rhonda Wyman (figs + ginger).
I couldn't have done it without the encouragement of my friends, the help of my pickling assistant/lover and all the people who bought their very own jars of Blue Apron Pickles & Preserves to take home. Thank you all and stay tuned for some big news and lots more adventures in jars!