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My farmer's market experience

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I live down in FL, and are farmer's markets run during the fall/winter.

I finally got my health department certification, so I was able to sell legally. I ended up selling 3 dozen cupcakes. I was hoping to sell more but the other vendors said that it was slow. There will be another market next month, and then in Nov, it will run weekly.

I had so much fun, passed out tons of samples and business cards, and got 4 email inquiries. The health dept inspectors did stop by, and made a bee-line for my booth. I did have my license with me and showed it to them and they were on their way. There was another vendor next to me that sold artisan honey and he thought it was hilarious on how they zeroed in on me.

The manager of the market loved my booth, even though I wasn't happy with it. We had a couple of banquet tables with the covered cake plates and I had out trays of minis to give out as samples. We ordered a banner that didn't come in time but we will have it next month.
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Wow sounds like you had a wonderful time and 3 dozen sounds like a lot of cuppies to me. Congratulations on your first time. icon_biggrin.gif
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sounds like a good start! congrats! thumbs_up.gif
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post #4 of 7
Did you take a picture of your booth? I would love to see it.
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Wow! Sounds like a good start to ME! icon_biggrin.gif Sometimes it takes a while for people to know you're THERE too. At farmer's markets in my area, people come for VEGGIES, they're not LOOKING for sweets necessarily, so I didn't sell as many as I'd have liked... But good luck with the rest of the season of marketing! icon_biggrin.gif
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Hi mjarvis78,

Congrats on becoming legal!! I would love to come visit your booth!!! What farmers market are you selling at?? Your cuppies look sooooo yummy!!! Conrats again!!

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Originally Posted by mjarvis78

The health dept inspectors did stop by, and made a bee-line for my booth. I did have my license with me and showed it to them and they were on their way.

That is so funny! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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