Farmers Market sales $418.00 woohoo!!

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  1. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    It was a bit scarey but everyone was really nice. Did not need a license, cost for the space was 15.00 only. Market was open from 9-1 so only four hours in the sun, but still red! I was surprised anyone wanted to buy my stuff LOL but I am glad they did! Thanks for all the great advice, I used all of it!!!! kc
     
  2. Polly in NNY

    Polly in NNY Well-Known Member

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    I am so happy for you.... I'm glad you took the plunge and went. Maybe you will encourage some of the rest of us to do the same. Congratulations.
     

  3. mama2littleman

    mama2littleman El Paso

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    WooHoo! Congratulations on a sucessful day!

    So ... give us a market report.

    What sold best?
    What didn't?
    WHat do you wish you had more of?
    What wasn't worth the trouble of planting?

    What do you think helped you sell?
    What will you do differently next time?

    Inquiring minds want to know! I'm trying to glean as much vicarious experience as I can until I can get my own farm.

    Nikki
     
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  5. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    Lets see, wish I had more coat trees done- will have for next time! Oh ya the local newspaper came by and did a story on me cause of my unique products!! Free advertising is a good thing. Sold two coat trees at over a hundred bucks each. Sold quite a few stone necklaces too come to think of it (thank goodness I wrote it all down) . I was surprised to see that I sold several little packets (2oz) of tumbled stones with cards in them saying what that type of stone is good for etc. These sold for 3.00 to 7.50 each. Sold about 10 tumbled stone frige magnets as well. Had 4 people stop by and talk to me about the stone knobs and each took a card got a price and how long it would take to make them and then went off to count how many they needed. Told them they could order by phone or puter or come back to the next market! Over all I was very pleased- need better display stuff and an umbrella would be handy if I intend to keep this up. By the way....I NEVER would have tried this had it not been for the encouragement I got last night from you all. Thanks again. KC
     
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    Jen H Well-Known Member

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    That's AWESOME!!!
     
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    bob clark A man's man

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    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    whoo hooooo!!! WTG!!!
     
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    Congrats Sisterpine - that's very cool. Can you post some pictures of your stuff? I can't picture what a coat tree with stones on it looks like...

    Beaux
     
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    That's great! Glad it went so well. How often are you planning on selling, every weekend? Chris
     
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    mama2littleman El Paso

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    Fantastic! After getting a write up inj the local paper, you better be prepared for a lot more business.

    I love happy stories. I guess it's true, anything is possible when you follow your bliss. Good for you on having the courage to do it.


    Nikki
     
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    That's GREAT! :) :) :)
     
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    If you like the article that is written about you make sure you get a copy and display it at your farmers market stand. People like buying stuff from you if you are famous. :dance:

    Heather
     
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    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    Stone knobs look like this but several diff kinds of stones...
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    and coat trees like this;
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    That's encouraging for everyone else too SP. Do you polish your own stones?
     
  17. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    used to- but now i cheat, found a wholesaler through the tucson gem and mineral show last year and he does the first three layers of polish for me and i just do the final one. this way i only have to have them in the tumbler for about 7-8 days instead of 30-45 which is tough on our solar power for sure!
     
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    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    I LOVE the coat rack!! what kind of wood/trees are they made out of?
     
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    I'm so imressed! With your products but even more with your courage!

    Absotively posilutely!
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  20. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    (hugs) thanks! the coat trees are native lodgepole pine grown on our stead. about 1 out of every 100 or so trees grows this way and becomes a naked pine. I always plant a seedling where the tree was removed so my source will renew (probably not till I am gone though LOL) The are hand stripped which can only be done in late may and june when the sap is just beginning to run.