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post #31 of 67
Thanks for sharing - you are so talented. LOVE your cookies!
post #32 of 67
Thanks!

Do you use the WBH shortening/butter type buttercream or their meringue?

I was thinking of using their shortening/butter buttercream for my regular icing and if it holds up to adding things like jams that would be awesome!

How did everything hold up in the weather?
post #33 of 67
Thanks for answering my question Jen! You are awesome as usual!!
post #34 of 67
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Do you use the WBH shortening/butter type buttercream or their meringue?

How did everything hold up in the weather?


I use the meringue BC.

I brought everything chilled and it seemed to do ok until the sun hit.
I was able to keep my table shaded under the tent so most stuff was fine.
the mini cupcakes with the MBC got hit with some sun and got a little soft.

I think I'm going to try and figure some ice packs for next time.
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post #35 of 67
Thank you for this post Jen! Your booth looks great and you are so adorable it's nice to put a face to a name! I have been thinking about doing our farmer's market here when they start up again. I'm just nervous that I won't sell enough to make money. I never even thought about dressing up the booth that's really good advice. I love the sign you made from vista print I'll have to check that out.
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post #36 of 67
Wow!! Your table and your presentation look absolutely fantastic!! I don't know how you pulled off all of the baking ( am exhausted looking at it icon_lol.gif ), but I am really, really impressed! I think you will find a huge following at the Famer's Market. And from now on, it will be more profit after that initial outlay. Congrats on a job very, very well done! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #37 of 67
The "Farmer's Market Law" was mentioned earlier. Can anyone tell me about it? I am a home baker in a non-commercial kitchen in South Dakota
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post #38 of 67
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cocorum21,
I guess my advise is that pretty much everything that I bought was functional, I just suggest that you think about the presentation.
(table - must have, tablecloth - pretty much a must have and the white polyester from Kohls was about the same as a floral vinyl, food covers - must have depending on what you are selling, boxes - must have, pricing information - must have) I just did my best to use what I had and thinking about it as a whole picture extenting my business image (i.e. my Posh style and blue colors...) (the other vendors have different style and a different look - but they work at it to make it a professional pulled together look)

I think that I made just about enough to cover my setup costs, so next time it should be better. (not to mention the advertising!)
was it worth it for a one time $375? maybe. would it be worth it for several weeks like that? yep.

jenng1482 ,
every state is so different it's hard for me to help you.
IN just pasted a law exempting farmer's market vendors from the health dept regs regarding commercial kitchens.
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post #39 of 67
Thanks for posting with your experience thumbs_up.gif Your table was very classy and I loved your banner. I was looking through your cookies and they are awesome! And I love your pink chef coat. Do you mind me asking where you got it?
post #40 of 67
Thanks so much, Jen!! I've been avoiding outdoor markets here in PA due to the weather and heat. But since you mentioned you use meringue BC, as I do, I might have to try it! I also do a lot of chocolate dipped items, so I'd have to experiment with those.
I've been on the lookout for great packaging, so thanks for the great ideas and resources! I also just ordered my biz cards for the first time on vista, and I saw they make banners. I love yoursicon_smile.gif
I do a lot of auction type fundraisers, so these are great ideas for me you have so kindly shared. I might need to PM you if I sign up for the farmer's market! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! -Kim
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And I love your pink chef coat. Do you mind me asking where you got it?


there are a lot of threads about coats...
I got mine at:
http://www.chefuniforms.com/chef-coats/womens-chef-coats/0225.asp?frmcolor=PINK
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post #42 of 67
Wow, Jen, you have been a busy, busy lady icon_surprised.gif I enjoyed reading your post and looking at your blog pics of the farmer's market. You definitely have your act together, and I'm sure you are going to be very successful there. Your setup was very impressive and professional looking, and your products were amazing. Did you do all of the baking yourself? I can't even imagine how organized and disciplined you must be to bake the variety and quality of goodies you had. Thanks for sharing that with us, and good luck at your future markets thumbs_up.gif
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post #43 of 67
Wow, Jen, you have been a busy, busy lady icon_surprised.gif I enjoyed reading your post and looking at your blog pics of the farmer's market. You definitely have your act together, and I'm sure you are going to be very successful there. Your setup was very impressive and professional looking, and your products were amazing. Did you do all of the baking yourself? I can't even imagine how organized and disciplined you must be to bake the variety and quality of goodies you had. Thanks for sharing that with us, and good luck at your future markets thumbs_up.gif
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post #44 of 67
Wow, Jen, you have been a busy, busy lady icon_surprised.gif I enjoyed reading your post and looking at your blog pics of the farmer's market. You definitely have your act together, and I'm sure you are going to be very successful there. Your setup was very impressive and professional looking, and your products were amazing. Did you do all of the baking yourself? I can't even imagine how organized and disciplined you must be to bake the variety and quality of goodies you had. Thanks for sharing that with us, and good luck at your future markets thumbs_up.gif
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post #45 of 67
I love your blog! And your set up... And your adorable little cakes and cookies... LOL!! So I had to follow you! I can't wait to see how your next trip to the market goes!
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