How to sell at the local farmer’s market
Selling at the market is one of the best ways to earn money. Not only the market never runs out of people finding common products that are consumed on a regular basis but also it is a place where you can build a business that gives you the opportunity to make a living.
What makes a local farmer’s market a very ideal place to buy goods is the certainty that all products are fresh. They are freshly picked, freshly slaughtered, and organic, which all consumers love. Most products are locally grown and sold by small local farmers which use little to no pesticides and chemicals. Therefore, their products are the healthiest you can ever find.
Buying at a local farmer’s market can also be a great way to support locals. If you have the idea of selling at a local farmer’s market, we prepared a guide for you to make things easier on your journey.
But the question in mind being an interested entrepreneur is who is qualified to sell in the local farmer’s market.
Who can sell at the local farmer’s market?
If you are a farmer, a certified producer, you can definitely apply for a spot in the market. If you are not, worry less as non-agricultural food vendors can also apply from a certain time of the year mostly from January to March. What’s most important is you follow the set of rules and regulations of the market.
Though it is not guaranteed that you can secure a spot in the market for some reasons like the availability of a stall or place where you can set up your products, never lose hope. When it comes to space, there are vendors who turn over their space and there are site expansions from time to time. You just have to ask and continuously communicate with other vendors. There is a certain team that manages a local farmer’s market which you can get the idea from the purveyors in the market.
When it comes to your product resources or supplies, you don’t necessarily have to rent a huge size of farmland to fit in the market. A backyard garden that is tented, or a livestock operation, or a foraging enterprise that is legal, is enough to sustain a stall throughout the year. You do not need to till your own land, as you can resell products from the local farmers. Just look for a reliable source of freshly picked fruits and vegetables, freshly grown animal products, and other food products.
Now that you know you are qualified to sell, the next step is to know the process.