I know it's hard to think about the State Fair when it still looks like Winter outside. Spring will be here soon and the Fair will be just around the corner!
As usual, this time of year, I'm beginning my State Fair preparations.
I've sent out employment invitations to those hard working employees we
would love to see back. If you or anyone you know might be interested in
applying for a position at the booth, we do have a few opportunities
available so please contact me. We had some really wonderful volunteer
help last season and we invite you all to participate, if you can.
We enjoyed a successful 2012 at the Honey Booth thanks to all that
participated. We would like to invite those that participated to return,
as well as extend an invitation to anyone who hasn't participated in
the past and would like to begin. We are excited to add new producers
and will be happy to sell your honey and bee products.
New Products! We love new products and want to give you an opportunity
to have them sold at the State Fair. What a perfect way to test the
market. We do need to get any new items that are outside of our typical
offerings, approved by the State Fair. This deadline is in June so
please contact us right away with any ideas you may have.
Those of you that have gotten used to dropping product off in Watertown
know that we've had our house on the market. I'm excited to say that it
has sold and we're anticipating a closing the end of May. I've been
researching the options for honey and bee product storage and will know
more by the July meeting. We're hoping to have honey drop off and
storage on the fairgrounds. Once dropped off, heat sensitive items will
be then moved to a climate controlled setting to ensure their quality.
We're excited about this change and we'll keep you informed.
Hope to see you all at the July meeting!
Happy Spring! (Yes, it will be here soon)
MHPA State Fair Booth