ignorethechaos wrote:This will be a fun experiment, regardless of profit, since we can quit at any time and it's relatively low risk. It's only ten dollars a week, with a one time fee of $75 for the application.
$10/week and $75 for the amount of time is A LOT of baked goods. You'll want to know if anyone is selling similar. You will want a TWIST that makes yours unique & as you stated, you'll want items and amounts that you can maintain once your friend is gone.
Some baked goods can be frozen to be sold the following week. Marquita, worked with someone at a Farmer's Market. They got complaints about some frozen items. You'll want to know what does freeze well. You will not want to bake too much of the other items ahead of time.
Well priced cookies sell really, really well. Single serve items that are easy to eat while shopping at the market sells well. Having single serve milks in a cooler might be good.
If lunch is not available to the booth workers, lunch items sell really well to the workers. Salads w/plastic fork, sandwiches, pasta salad, coleslaw salads all sold at the market she worked.
If there's no pop machine, having cold cans would be an asset too.
To move your product from house to market, Marquita used SWEATER -UNDER-THE-BED TUBS. They stacked well and had lids. Foldable cart or wagon can be helpful too esp if the market does not have any or few & if the market is large. If the market does not supply tables or if you want more surface space fold-away tables are nice.
Ask for more information, I'll ask MQ to tell me more.