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Successful Farmers Market Tips Part 3: Market Day

Succeed at your farmers marketBy the eve of market day there’s a good chance you’re  pretty tired from all of the work you’ve already put into finding markets and designing your stand, but it’s about to pay off – finally. The first day at the market is busy and may be slightly nerve racking, but you know what? Market day can actually be the easiest part, and it’s a fun way to make money. All you have to do is be nice, personable and leave your customers and fellow vendors with a positive experience. Read more

Successful Farmers Market Tips Part 2: Designing and Setting Up Your Stand

farmers market sellingHopefully, you’ve put some thought into joining a farmers market, and by now maybe you’ve even looked into joining your local market or have reached out to some market managers. But what comes next? It is now time to design and set up your stand. The stand is perhaps the most important part of the farmers-market experience. It grabs people’s attention, draws them in and hopefully generates sales in and of itself. It is important to not only have a stand that looks nice, but also one that is laid out and functions properly. In this blog we’ll go over how you can create a stand that attracts customers and is actually a tool for gaining sales. Read more

Successful Farmers Market Tips Part 1: Getting Started

FarmstandAs farmers market season descends upon us, plenty of people are anticipating the vibrant colors of fresh produce, the enticing aromas of homemade goods, and the social atmosphere of a busy market. While people all over the country ponder these romantic notions, if you’re considering becoming a vendor or currently are a vendor there is a thought that probably repeatedly pushes itself to the front lines of your mind: cash.  How you can make it, reinvest it into next season’s harvest, and –hopefully – how you can save some for yourself. Read more