Lots have been asking me recently how the ‘Honesty Table’ is going. Well folks, it is over a year since I started leaving the eggs at the gate, and it is going really really well.
You wouldn’t believe the excitement when I made that first sale! You’d think I was on my way to being a millionaire 🙂
Some days we are completely sold out of eggs, and I am practically wandering around after the hens waiting for them to lay 🙂 (You think I’m joking???)
I’ve even got to know some of my customers. During that extremely beautiful and hot summer we had, I felt it was too hot to leave the eggs out, so had to leave a note for people to call up to the house…. and they did.
One local farmer comes every single Monday evening – brings back his empty egg box and takes his fresh eggs. Another man drives a 30 mile round trip every second week to buy a couple of dozen. I have met people on the street that I didn’t know before telling me how delicious the eggs are!
So if you’ve ever thought about having an ‘honesty table’…. my advice ‘go for it’! We are on a very rural road with hardly any passing traffic and it works. Mind you I did have to put a sign explaining the concept of the ‘honesty table’.
I have thought, but not been brave enough to add other things to the ‘table’….. yet.
Would people go for excess herbs or vegetables? The ducks egg haven’t sold at all which I found strange as they are wonderful for baking.