We bought a farm! When I say we have waited years for this that’s exactly what I mean. Since Josh and I first met we have been dreaming of the day we would own our own farm and we had the chance to revel in that blessing recently at our first ever Porch Party at the newly introduced R+R Farms and future home of our retail store Roost + Restore Home!
This is something brand new we are bringing to our small town of Fancy Farm, KY, and if we’re getting super technical, we are situated on the corner of 2 dead end roads in Dublin, KY. It’s literally too small for a stop light, much less its own post office. Nonetheless, our farm it situated on approximately 50 acres in the middle of nowhere, just the way we like it.
We knew right after taking ownership of the farm that we wanted to share it with the community and we immediately began plans for an event that would bring out the best our area has to offer. That is when we decided to host our very first semi-annual Porch Party event on June 25th. With 6 weeks to execute and a slew of ideas running through our heads we got to work planning and coordinating an experience we knew would be amazing!
After sharing the idea with my online community the interest from vendors blew us away! We had over 50 applications for booth spots and we committed to 30 amazing makers, small business owners and Amish bakers to set up at the event. (Below) I have listed a few (not all) of the vendors we had the opportunity to share out farm with!
Gates opened at 9 am and our first visitor arrived at 8:30 am! I guess you could say the rest is history but that really wouldn’t do the day justice. Our designated parking area was overflowing into the fields by 10:30 am and folks just kept coming! It was both humbling and exciting to see so many people take time out of their weekend, in the extreme heat for that matter, to visit our little farm on the corner.
No market is complete without yummy food and sweet treats. Visitors were able to stay cool with fresh strawberry lemonade from Jones Farms Dessert Market, and iced coffee from Frontier Coffee! We also had mini drizzle donuts from KC’s Donuts and fresh, made-to-order plate lunches from Jay’s Sandwiches and sides. It was the perfect combination of sweet and savory and all the food got rave reviews which we are so proud of!