Farmers Market Trailer: Part 3

9 May

As I wrote about before, we’ve been hard at work getting our farmers market trailer up and running.  It’s nearly there.

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After a lot of strategic cutting, caulking and cursing the dairyboard walls and ceiling are all finished. The linoleum floors are all done too. Very spiffy.

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Meanwhile, up in the nose of the trailer, the magic happens. That’s a nice little electrical outlet (110v) and light that we’ll use to power our freezer and refrigerator.

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There is a corresponding outlet on the outside of the trailer that allows us to plug in to a power source with an extension cord.
While we’re on the road we are supposed to be plugged into a generator, so the freezers are always on. We got our hands on a nice little Honda generator, but we’ve got nowhere to put it while on the road.

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But after one sheet of expanded steel, two pieces of angle iron and some crappy welding (mine), we’ve got a place to put just such a generator.

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After being postponed once last week due to 14″ of snow, we finally got our appointment with the MDA inspector. She spent approximately 5 seconds looking at the trailer and gave it her stamp of approval. She jotted down the make and model of our fridge and freezer, took my $85 check and issued our Mobile Retail Food Handlers License.

And with that, we’re ready for market and moving on down the to-do list.

3 Responses to “Farmers Market Trailer: Part 3”

  1. Judy Strodtman May 9, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    Love the trailer! You did a great job Andrew, looks ready to live in!

  2. Kate May 9, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    Awesome – good job!

  3. Curiousfarmer May 10, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Looks sharp. Good luck on your first season!

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