The tractor is a beauty, and has a working front loader, PTO, 3-point hitch, and 55 horse power. The hydraulics are super-strong. We're planning on using it for some large scale composting, and weed abatement. We can also use it to move horse manure from elsewhere on our landlord's property over to our acre. Down the road, we can use it for planting and harvesting larger quantities of certain crops (potatoes for example) that would be impractical with the BCS tractor.
We had a great experience selling our own product at the Market. For the last year and a half, I worked at the same Ojai market for B.D. Dautch, who supplies some of the produce sold through Ojai Farmstand. We were very familiar with the market setting, and knew the market manager, but it was a totally different experience selling our own product. We sold everything we brought, except 3 packs of greens, so now we know what to plant more of for future markets.
If you are ever passing through Ojai on Sundays between 9:00 and 1:00, stop by and say hi! We'll give you samples of all the micros.