Every Saturday morning my mom and dad head down to the local farmers market to sell the fresh farm apples that they have grown on their own orchard.
Now that I have moved back closer to home to be near them as they get older I have started to help them with the setting up and selling portion of farmers markets. I expected many different things when starting to help out at the farmers market, but one thing that I didn’t see coming was how cold it would be! We are located in a part of the country that is cold almost all year long, so even during the farmers markets we are forced to bundle up. Due to the fact that I have been living down south for several years it has been a very hard adjustment period for me and I have had to find ways to stay warm during my shift other than wearing extra layers. I was able to reach out to my friend who works as a certified HVAC repair tech in town and see if he could help me out. He ended up telling me that my best bet would be investing in a mini portable HVAC unit that I could bring to farmers markets. They were somewhat affordable to buy, and thanks to the discount that my friend was able to get me I only paid a few hundred dollars for it. I have only had it with me for a short time but this mini portable HVAC unit has proven to be a very useful tool. My mom and dad still gives me a hard time whenever I show up to the apple stand with my trusty HVAC unit in hand, but I could care less as long as I no longer have to freeze my butt off.