On Fridays there’s a farmer who sells produce at a local street market. We took up a few jars and Chris was happy to set them out. He sold 2 in the first half-day.
On Saturdays there’s an organic market at the end of our street. Guy was willing to set out a few jars of our honey but warned us not to expect much. He proceeded to sell the 6 that we dropped off then he asked us to bring another 6 next week. And he said our honey was yummy. Of course it is, we have sweet bees!
Market people are really great and I’m happy to see there are many people who want to buy and support local products.
We’re giving away jars to everyone we know and they’re all offering to spread the word. One neighbour put in the effort to come over and tell us ours is the best honey he’s ever tasted. He’s got good taste 🙂
I have no idea how many jars we’ll end up selling. We do have the option to sell in bulk to our beekeeping club, but they offer a pretty low price since selling jars of honey is their way of making money. For now I’m happy to sit on my 40 kilos and watch it drizzle away while I get a sense of how much I’ll use, how much my friends will use, how much will sell at the local markets and if word of mouth sales will get me any customers.