Vendor Profile – Hill Country Mesquite and Art – Fredericksburg

I have the pleasure to meet some neat people every weekend. Over the past weekend, I had the pleasure to meet Joe and Julie Marshall, owners of Hill Country Mesquite and Art. Selling their art at Trade Days in Fredericksburg, Joe and Julie combine their own individual talents to make items that are truly unique….

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Fredericksburg Trade Days

Monica and I spent the past weekend in Fredericksburg as tourists. That’s right – we took a weekend off and went on a mini vacation. We have heard so much about the hill country and the monthly Trade Days that we had to go. Yes, I’ve been in Houston since the 1990’s and I had…

8 Dollar Day

Some sales days are excellent. Some not so much.

Consignment Pros and Cons

You’ve been selling your products and goods at Farmer’s Markets and Craft Shows in your area. Maybe you’ve even been travelling a bit to other cities and maybe states. Somebody comes up to you and asks if you would be willing to let them sell your products in their store!  Success! You’ve been discovered!

Be comfortable – Bring a Chair

One of the things that can make markets miserable is when you are uncomfortable. Proper seating can be essential to your mood and your back! Different shows or markets have a different vibe. Some might be really laid back while others may be more “proper” (for lack of a better word). Your choice in a…

What You Do In Public

Being a market vendor is more visible than having a typical job. What you do in public reflects not only on you but also on the market itself.

“You Vendor People”

Once you get established as a reliable vendor, there will be opportunities for you to set up in all kinds of different places. We were recently invited to set up in a lobby in a very large oil and gas company for a week. If this happens to you, you must read their rules, understand…

Love is Not an Ingredient

According to the FDA, including “love” as an ingredient in your regulated product is not okay. In an article published by the New Haven Register on October 4, 2017, the FDA intervened in a local granola maker and told them to take “love” off of their ingredients list.