We lost our jobs in the Spring of 2020 when the pandemic hit here in Colorado. We were told like every one else that the lockdown was just for 2 weeks. Well, we all know how that went. We had been growing peppers for fun the 5 years prior. We were deciding what to do to continue earning a living and staying busy without getting cabin fever. My husband had already been prepping the garden and I had been creating new recipes.
We knew if we wanted to do this, we needed to step it up. My husband greatly increased the garden size, I started the website, created the company (Marcum Farm Co.), got busier in the kitchen and here we are.
Pandemic Polly was a funny name we jokingly came up with and it stuck. Polly want a cracker? Became Polly want a pepper. What can I say, lockdowns make you silly...
We are so thankful for all the people we met this year. Pepper enthusiasts and fellow vendors at the Ridgway and Palisade Farmer's markets. Their amazing managers, Seraphina and Melissa. What fun we all had!
New friends (fellow Carnies - you know who you are ) on the West Slope at the Christmas Gift shows. We were all in it together.
All the event organizers from the many events we attended. Thank you for putting on events we can share our products. Finally, everyone at the Grand Junction Business Incubator. Your support means the world.
Final tally: 55 Events (65 days)
35 Farmer's Markets
6 Christmas Gift Shows