100 lb. Club - OK...So how would you manage this ?




marigrace
03-26-2010, 09:04 PM
Every summer I sell my natural soaps, and hand crafted accessories at a local farmers' market. This year I am adding homemade jams and baked goods to my list of products. Right now I am testing recipes...all made with a healthy twist...like whole grains, mostly organic and under 250 calories per serving. Now here is the problem: After I make these (healthy, yet much too enticing ) foods I have to find a way to move them out, or I might end up doing a little too much tasting. I live alone, so I can't feed them anyone here. I will probably take them to a friend's place tomorrow...if I last that long...any Ideas ???:dizzy:


calluna
03-26-2010, 09:07 PM
USPS priority mail? ;)

marigrace
03-26-2010, 09:09 PM
Lllllol


MomtoThree
03-26-2010, 09:15 PM
Can you pass them to neighbors? That way you can build community and get rid of those goodies.

I wish you were going to be at our farmers market. The fresh baked high in calories good are so tempting.

marigrace
03-26-2010, 09:21 PM
Yes, well low calorie was the only way I could go with this LOL

Shmead
03-26-2010, 09:49 PM
Trash them if you have to: they aren't any more "wasted" sitting in the trash than they are turning into fat in your body.

marigrace
03-26-2010, 11:02 PM
Yes, Shmead...better trashed than on me...but I feel awful turning good food into compost. I can make smaller size recipes, and give it away but there will be more , because I have to fine tune the ingredients. I am trying to avoid throwing it away...but I might have to get over it.

PeanutsMom704
03-26-2010, 11:08 PM
can you cook on weeknights and take to your work the next day? (assuming you work outside your home, of course!)

And definitely reach out to your neighbors - if they know ahead of time, maybe you can eave a basket or plate for them even if they aren't home.

I agree with trashing rather than eating but understand why you'd want to make that the last resort.

marigrace
03-26-2010, 11:12 PM
Ah...the old gift basket trick...Good Idea !

astrophe
03-26-2010, 11:20 PM
Start building up a fan base. Like "coming in summer!!!!"

Can you have tastings at churches? Stores? Coffee Shops? Library?

A.

marigrace
03-26-2010, 11:43 PM
I was just thinking about the library...it isjust down the street...and...my mechanic is on the way.

LitChick
03-26-2010, 11:56 PM
I think in addition to neighbors and friends, what about offering samples to local coffee shops, bookstores, libraries, offices, churches, etc.? They would probably appreciate the food and you may get some new customers!

JessicaDawn
03-27-2010, 03:57 AM
do you have a foodbank in the area or homeless shelter or anything like that? They're always looking for stuff.
Do you know of any single moms (or dads) in the area that could use the extra help? Do any of your friends know?
My mom was a single mom of four, and if anyone ever offered us food it was greatly appreciated.

marigrace
03-27-2010, 07:48 AM
Yes, these are really great ideas ! I think friends, and the local soup kitchen (thanks, Jessica) are good options for now, and I love astrophe's sneak preview suggestion for when the recipes are perfected.

Summerblue
03-27-2010, 10:25 AM
I like the sneak preview suggestion too!

What's odd about me, is that if I do the baking - I don't eat it, but if someone brings is over for me made, THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

Tai
03-27-2010, 10:28 AM
If you have a nursing home or senior center close by I bet they would love some samples.

NebraskaLady
03-27-2010, 12:42 PM
I think Coffee Shops and places like that are a good idea. I would also make up a business card or flyer saying where they can buy more.

marigrace
03-27-2010, 01:39 PM
Yes, Nebraska, I will be working in a new store that is opening starting in May, and I can wholesale there....and when the farm market starts I plan to promote wholesale business and an "in-your-home", healthy cooking service that could bring extra income next winter, after the summer people go back to the city. On a lighter note (pun intended) I just made a run and air dropped all the goodies I made yesterday all over town. That should keep me out of trouble for a while.

beautifulone
03-27-2010, 02:59 PM
Yes, Nebraska, I will be working in a new store that is opening starting in May, and I can wholesale there....and when the farm market starts I plan to promote wholesale business and an "in-your-home", healthy cooking service that could bring extra income next winter, after the summer people go back to the city. On a lighter note (pun intended) I just made a run and air dropped all the goodies I made yesterday all over town. That should keep me out of trouble for a while.

Your business ideas sound quite cool! And what a great win for everyone, people love getting yummy desserts and you can develop your recipes while staying on plan! :carrot:.

marigrace
03-27-2010, 09:49 PM
Thanks everyone. Because of your tips and encouragement, I feel much more confident that this can work.