If you are considering selling food at a flea market there are likely steps that must be taken to get a permit to do so. Additionally, a second step in your planning would be to research the types of foods that sell well in this venue. This is a guide about selling food at a flea market.
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What are some good food ideas to sale at flea markets? Also, what are prices for each? I live in the south. Thanks and God Bless!
By Poor But Proud05/29/2012
Good advice. I often deal with our own Salem Saturday Market and as a vendor, they have a variety of soups, Tai, Hispanic, Malaysian, Hungarian and more foods. There are also tasting things like cheeses, pickled products, and sweets. We have vendors who sell candy, cakes, gluten free things, and a variety of yummy stuff.
Getting on line with the local Flea Market and find out what others sell, so yours can be different. If your market has a hot dog and hamburger vendor, then you may want something like salads, hoagies, or fresh things for the people who don't want what they already can get at the local drive through. You want something that people can walk around with and eat, too, so they keep shopping. If their idea is to take a break, then is there somewhere covered that they can sit?
If not, complicated food might be best sold somewhere else. I was in Fairbanks, AK one time and the gal I helped out sold pizzas made from Hoagie buns. That's right...sauce, meats, cheeses, etc on a four level toaster oven. In under 5 minutes, you walked away with a custom made pizza that is easy to carry and eat.
You may want to check out some other places and just see what they all sell...then find something that makes you stand out.
A friend and I are considering making, packaging, and selling small quantities of beef jerky at the flea markets here in NZ. We are wondering if we need to go through some process of certification to be allowed to do so or do we just go see the council for a permit? Is a permit even required?
By JB Chapman