Just wondering if anyone has any advice on selling baked goods at local flea/farmer’s markets? I know that produce sells pretty well, but I’ve not seen a lot of baked goods (not here in AK anyways). There are, however, quite a few local markets in my area; and I was thinking it might be worth a try. I’m still not sure, though…so I wanted some…[Read more]
Any ideas on caramel (candied) apples? I’m going to try them this week–they’re so perfect for fall! I just don’t want them to flop. :)
From a business perspective, they’re awesome. I think many people find that they sell well.
But technically, you are not supposed to sell unbaked, uncanned, cut fresh fruit without the proper licensing, so sometimes, health depts take issue with someone puncturing the apple with a stick. Non-punctured caramel apples are definitely approved, and I…[Read more]
Okie dokie, thanks. As far as I was aware, there weren’t any stipulations on them, whether they were punctured or not. But I’ll double check on that.
I’m running a concession stand at a local craft bizarre this month. It’s my first attempt at something along the lines of public food service. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas or tips on what to do (or NOT to do). Also, I’m renting a table to sell baked goods….which all comply with the Alaska Cottage Food Laws. Any advice or things I…[Read more]
Obviously that greatly depends on what you’re selling and what the market is like. I think the best advice is to seek out other vendors (in advance) who have sold there in the past, and ask them what mistakes they made, how much they prepare, how much they usually sell, etc. It might take some legwork but it can save you a lot of time and…[Read more]