Vendor Toolbox

  • Business banner to advertise the business
  • Water or coffee thermos
  • 2- 5 gallon buckets or gallon milk jugs filled with water to hold canopy down
  • 2 long bungee cords to hold the weighted containers to canopy at the back of the tent
  • Canopy or umbrella, King Canopy out of Seattle makes a good commercial version
  • Tables-Costco or Wal-Mart has some good foldable 6-foot versions
  • Tablecloth holders (dollar store) or double sided tape
  • Tablecloths for tables
  • Folding chairs or stools
  • Vendor sign and bungee cords- (Dollar Store has bungee cords)
  • Rubber bands
  • Bread ties
  • Gallon plastic bags (grocery store or Cash Carry) for loose lettuce or spinach
  • Grocery plastic or paper bags on hand for shoppers that forget bag
  • Index cards laminated or not laminated for pricing
  • Permanent markers or expo wipe off pens
  • Clothespins to hold price signs in the produce (dollar store)
  • Toothpicks (dollar store) for sampling of fruits or vegetables
  • Paring knife
  • Paper plates
  • Cutting board for sampling
  • Paper berry baskets small and large if needed, on-line supplier (PJP
  • Baskets or boxes to put produce in
  • Scissors
  • Clippers
  • Scotch tape
  • Duct tape
  • Hand wipes
  • Band-Aids
  • Business card if available
  • Pictures of farm if available (the public likes to look at picture albums)
  • Calculator
  • Change box
  • Keep $75.00 in $1.00 and $5.00 bills on hand since ATM machines spit out $20.00 bills.
    ATM is located at local grocery store less than a block away from the market.
  • Change apron helps
  • Scale license if you need a scale for your produce
  • WIC and Senior voucher signs if signed up to take vouchers
  • Please have signs available for customers that state “no spray” for sustainable growers or “organic” if certified organic. ( the public wants to know)
  • Paper towels
  • Garbage sack for stall (what gets brought in gets taken out by the vendor)
  • Tylenol just in case
  • Copies of favorite recipes to share
  • Small dustpan and brush

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