22 Aug '11, 7pm

Too many markets or not enough farmers?

Too many markets or not enough farmers?

Over the years we've been pursued by farmers markets who would like us to sell at their places. We have avoided doing farmers markets because the numbers just don't work for us. It is far more efficient for us to deliver weekly to local stores and restaurants. We sell wholesale and they handle keeping product fresh in their coolers so customers can come in at their leisure. The problem with the farmers markets are they are too time intensive and too small a market. In the same time it takes to man a stall at the farmers market we can deliver to many dozens of stores and restaurants and sell a lot more product. The idea of farmers markets is nice but from talking with other farmers I've heard the same thing that they are not making enough at them.

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