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Successful Selling at Farmers Markets


Cover of SSAFMDid you miss out on this year’s Farmers Markets?  Are you wondering if this is for you and what it takes to get started?  Or did you try out this sales venue and are looking for ways to improve your sales?  The answers to your questions can be found in Nada Haddad’s 12 page fact sheet.

From setting up your sales area with the right kind of tent, to creating displays, to figuring out how much to charge, Haddad covers it.  She shares tips on signage to help customers find what they want or to inspire them to try something new.  She gives pointers on how to interact with your customers and how to train folks that work with you. You’ll also learn how to build your business by getting customers enthused about your farm, and building mailing lists that will serve you when you’re not at the market. And to help you remember everything you need to take with you on market day, Haddad includes a checklist!

Of course each state, county or city has its own rules and regulations about selling at Farmers Markets, so you won’t find all of those in this great piece.  But do take time to look at the addendum of links and resources for making sure you’re legal.  From them you can get a good idea what you might need to do, or a similar government agency you should contact.

I always love it when answers are short, sweet and to the point.  If you’re like that too, you’ll love this fact sheet!

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I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.