Saturday, June 14, 2008

Our first Farmer's Market.........

6/13/08 Steep Falls Farmer's Market

Was a great success! We had four vendors, our farm included. One vendor was selling fresh baked goods. She did very well. A local fiber arts group had a booth set up and another local gal had perennials and herbs. She and I both plan to have produce as soon as the gardens reach that point. For a small town, we had many people stop in to look around and once your there, well, you have to buy something :) I wasn't sure how much lamb to take with me. Luckily the market is only about a mile from home. I had to call Tom and ask him to bring more sausage. It was a big seller.

We are running an ad in one local paper this week and another local paper called and they want to come and interview us at the market. A little press will surely get us more customers. It was fun and we are all looking forward to friday :)

3 comments:

threecollie said...

Congrats on your successful market!

nita said...

Sounds like a success! Have copies of the article laminated for your booth. People love that sort of thing, and it shows how many other people have noticed your farm and wares. Also keep copies for a scrapbook to have on hand for rainy days, customers will linger and look at your book and probably buy something.
Plus, display LOTS of pictures of "their" farmers!
This type of thing helped us immensely at the market. They can get to know you without prying...

Deb said...

Thanks threecollie.....you should give it a go. I was nervous for a bit but everyone was so friendly and welcoming and it really was fun. The money helps too!

Nita,
Thanks for the great advise. I sell photo greeting cards in my booth of all the animals on the farm. Folks spend tons of time looking at all the babies. It really helps draw people into our booth. I'll be sure to pick up a scrapbook!