Halloween! & One Year at the Market

28
Oct
2011
Halloween mosaic

We’ll be selling our fun Halloween cupcakes and pushcakes at the farmers market this year. It also marks the 1 yr anniversary of us being at the Great Park Farmers Market. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! My oh my how things have changed since our first market. Lots of ups and downs through out the year. But we’ve stuck through it. I’ll be honest and say that it isn’t what I thought it would be, that’s for sure. I thought that we’d be selling more than we’ve been. But we’ve profited in other ways and if you are a small business baker too, you have to consider those things as well. Success isn’t just how much money you make.

We’ve met a lot of people and forged friendships with fellow vendors. And we have regulars that we look forward to seeing every week. I love interacting with people and seeing kids faces all happy when they stare wide-eyed at our treats. But with the good comes the meh too and that includes late Saturday nights baking, no more lazy Sunday mornings, dealing with unpredictable weather and how that will affect attendance and ultimately sales. And the emotional roller coaster that comes with good and bad sales on a week to week basis. And having no control over a market manager who insists on bringing in more and more competing vendors each week.  But like I said, we’ve stuck through it. And it’s made us think more and more about the possibility of having our own shop, truck, cart whathaveyou.

Back to this Sunday, we are continuing our collection of non-perishable foods and personal care items for Second Harvest Food Bank at our booth. For each item you bring, we’ll take $.50 off your purchase. Bring 6 items and you’ll get a free cupcake! We’ll also be passing out treats for kids in costume. So please come down, bring your goods and we’ll give you goodies all in good need.

 

 

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