This past weekend, my sister and I attended our first vending event for Shades of Green. Our farmers market business that we started this year.
It was the perfect place to get our feet wet before we start selling at the farmers market, hopefully, starting on May 19th.
It was a great, low key event, where we were able to meet kind people and get a feel for this new endeavor.
At the event we sold our homegrown starter plants which my sister has done an amazing job with. From the best potting soil to organic composted amendments, my sister has done a phenomenol job growing strong and healthy heirloom vegetable plants.
Most of my job for this event was baking. I spent most of the day Saturday baking and woke up early Sunday to finish up.
All of our baked goods use all organic ingredients including freshly milled whole wheat flour. They were a hit!
It was great seeing so many people eat up the muffins without even realizing they were eating whole wheat baked goods. Just another reason I love grinding my own grains 😉
For this event I made organic banana muffins filled with a chocolate hazelnut spread (Thanks to Bridget and Bake at 350),
organic mixed berry streusel,
and organic cinnamon roll muffins.
I think I’ll make these same varieties for the market with additional baked goods.
For this event we also sold my batter ingredients for organic, freshly milled pancake mix.
I just know when people make this they’ll want more 😉
Our whole purpose for the farmers market business this year is to just have fun and be a part of our local, real food community. We’re going to take it slow and see how we do.
My older sister is going to join us as well and will probably take over more of my role once my new baby girl is born.
For the market we’ll be selling homemade jams and jellies, fresh chemical free produce from our gardens, baked goods, and natural herbal products.
It’s been a lot of fun coming up with ideas and I just can’t wait to get out there.
I have a question for any experienced vendors that can guide me on baking.
How far in advance do you start baking? Do you make batters ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator? Any advice in this area will be truly helpful 🙂
Thanks to everyone that has supported us this far. I’ll definitely share a post on our first farmers market event. Keep us in your prayers as we set out to have some fun in our community.
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