For about a year now I have been tossing around the idea of applying to All Local Farmer’s Market to be a vendor. Asking myself if I wanted to put myself out there.
This year I have taken a few steps towards furthering this business to making it a reality. In April, I applied for my business license. May, I sold goods at Crafty Feast. Then summer came and work (my fulltime job) has gotten in the way of M.A.S.W. Designs. I say that jokingly but I was putting in so many hours and traveling so much that there was no point in trying to do both at the time.
So last week I decided to look at the All LocalFarmer’s Market web site again and just do it. I received an email yesterday that they want me to start vending at the market! This is HUGE news in many ways. I presently only sell on Etsy and at a local store, Artizan on Bull. Both locations allow me to sell a few things here and there but the audiences are limited. Being at the Market will allow my handcrafted cards to be viewed by hundreds of people every week I sell. WOW.
This means a number of things for me.
1. Put in craft office hours every week to keep up productivity.
2. Become much better with my record keeping and paperwork. That means setting an hour a week to organize and track paperwork.
3. Make my “traveling road show” business mobile and easy to set up and pack up. I have started this with a bit of upcycling. (that will be another blog post to come)
When will I start selling at the All Local Farmer’s Market, you ask? I am hoping to make my opening day at the Market Saturday, October 6. I will keep you posted if things change!