Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Getting Ready For A New Season
That's me above selling at market last year.
About half way through the season I added a second table for more soap.
I met last night with the other officers of our Farmers market group (I am Vice President). We have a ton of new ideas for the Market this year. We also have a great and very enthusiastic Market Manager (Leslie, that's you!) and she will be promoting all sort of special events for our markets. We will have events just for children, talks and education from local organizations, chefs at market, celebrate the carrot (or tomato or pea) day, musicians and more.
Our market membership doubled this year from 14 to 28! I am personally very excited to start sampling some of the new vendors goods. Fresh cheese, baked breads, organic spices, sweets and some great quality crafts like retro style aprons and beautiful jewelry. It's going to be a great market year.
In anticipation of the busy season, I have been making 2 batches of soap per day. That is about 60 bars of soap per day. I do have an inventory list that I keep, so I have some organization to the whole sh-bang. I have a whopping 875 bars of soap in stock right now! You would think that would be enough, but last year I sold twice that amount of soap and only participated in 2 markets. I will be participating in a minimum of 4 markets, maybe more. Hope to see you there!