Intact Tomato 2nds as Samples
I have been having great luck with this simple idea. Twenty-five years ago, I used to watch my grandpa do the same thing with overripe peaches.
A lot of my tomatoes have stink bug damage and I have been selling them on the side by the half-bushel as canners. When anyone asks if my tomatoes taste good, I just reach into the big sack of canners and give them a ripe tomato. By unit of weight by the half-bushel, the tomato I give them probably costs a little over 25 cents. But I am yet to not sell a $4 box to anyone who takes a sample, as well as gain repeat customers.
There's a lot of discussion on here about the difficulty of giving samples and complying with health codes. But those rules don't apply to intact produce. Using seconds gives a market vendor the benefits of free samples without any of the regulatory hassle.
This post was edited by Cole_Robbie on Tue, Jul 29, 14 at 15:24