[KwartzLab] pumpkins for Hacky Halloween
andrewnetherton at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 10:19:33 EDT 2011
If you would like, I can talk to Herrle's Country Farm Market (out Erb
St. past the landfill in Waterloo). They have their own pumpkins, and
I know the family personally. At the very least, you should contact
them - I'm sure they'd be receptive.
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM, doug moen <doug at moens.org> wrote:
> I talked to the guy at Nauman's farm. Their best offer is this:
> * Early on Saturday Oct 29: get a pickup truck from a rental agency.
> * 9am on Saturday, we show up at the farm with the truck, they load
> us up with pumpkins. We pay for all the pumpkins (half price).
> * After the event, before they close, we bring back any pumpkins we
> didn't use, and they dispose of them. No refunds, but they don't
> charge us for accepting waste, either, and they help us unload.
> They charge for pumpkins based on size. The smallest pumpkin that is
> easy to carve is $4. The $5 pumpkin looks like a reasonable size (not
> too small or large). So 100 $5 pumpkins will cost $250. We let them
> know in advance how many pumpkins of what size we will need, and they
> ensure that those pumpkins are available and waiting for us when we
> show up.
> That's a completely workable plan. It requires $250 for pumpkins
> (unless we get < 100), plus truck rental, plus it's a full day's work
> for at least one volunteer.
> I'm not sure that we'll find a pumpkin farm desperate enough to
> dedicate a truck and a worker to spend a day at our event in exchange
> for the opportunity to sell 100 pumpkins, on what is probably a very
> busy day for pumpkin sales. (The dynamics change if we hold the event
> at a pumpkin farm, but I'm not pursuing that idea.)
> However, I will continue talking to pumpkin farms to see if there is a
> better deal out there.
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