HOW TO BE A STALLHOLDER AT A FARMER'S MARKET
If you make, cook, grow or create enough art, craft etc to sell to the public a farmers market can be a good way to turn your efforts into cash.
All over Britain, almost every day of the year, farmers, growers and small producers take their produce to Farmers Markets
Have a look at some of your local markets, and if you think you could fit in make some plans.
Start by working out what you want to make. Most farmers markets discourage too much duplication of stalls, so if you want to make jams and the farmers market you would like to sell at already has a jam maker you might be disappointed so check with the farmers market organiser at an early stage.
If it's food you want to sell you have to comply with all the regulations, get onto your local Town Hall and you'll be put in touch with the correct authorities.
If it's a craft type project check your chosen farmers market allows non food stalls.
If you get permission to take a stall to sell at congratulations! Remember to go with comfortable shoes, something to sit on, a drink, a cash box or belt and be prepared for it to rain. Have a plan as to how you'll set up your display - and how to pack up what you haven't sold to bring home.
It often takes time to establish regular custom and start selling enough to make your efforts worthwhile.
Don't forget to check out Farmers' Markets in your area and where to find one when you're 'out and about' in the UK by going to the Farmers Market Calender