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Spring has arrived! And with it the first consignment auction of the season. For those who weren’t able to make it out on the 8th of April, I’d like to share a recap.

Our consignment auctions are a bit different from the rest, focusing more on furniture, antiques, other treasures and livestock, less on produce. Not to say that we didn’t have any!



On the auction floor, alongside handmade furniture and collectibles, we also had canna bulbs, vibrant pansies and violas, and ramps! All from our local producers. Too many things to account for here – you’ll have to make it out to the next one to see it in all its glory.

I spent most of my time down in the barn with the livestock, testing and receiving animals for the day. We had such a variety! Chickens, roosters, guineas, ducks, and even a couple peacocks! So many bunnies (right on time for Easter), some goats and a couple calves. The abundance of noise and life in the barn was an experience to behold. There were so many rowdy roosters it was hard to hear the auctioneer! But all in all, a great success. We appreciate our community so much.

We’ll have a couple more consignment auctions this season, but don’t miss out on all of the other special events this year. Check out our calendar to stay up to date on all the happenings coming our way. We hope to see you there!


Emily Elam is a Hocking College graduate and the current Chesterhill Produce Auction/Sustainable Agriculture Community Development AmeriCorps Member at Rural Action.


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