Was I expecting too much?
We have always sold our produce from our farm. I want to up my sales and thought about the farmers market.
We still sell from the house but its word of mouth. So this year I decided to sell at the farmers market. We price checked in the fall and felt like the prices were reasonable.
We were out of produce this week so I stopped by the Saturday morning market where there was only one person selling produce. The prices I don't think would pay my fuel.
Gallon bags of lettuce 1.00
Dozen radishes .50
Dozen green onions .50
.50 a head for broccoli
That was all I noted to memory. When we walked back by later he was almost sold out.
I was expecting 2-250 on the gal bags of lettuce, 1.00 each on the bunches
our eggs go for 2.00
I noticed his produce wasn't washed at all, we always cold bath our greens and clean out the bad bug bitten and anything that doesn't look about what you see at the grocery.
Were my expectations to high? Not slamming on this guy, but I don't see how he is even breaking even. Maybe he hasn't done the math?