market booth layout -revisited
I am always trying to find my favorite market booth layout. I am now convinced that the inside U scares people off. At our market we only have 10 feet so you can't get everything just out in front like at some markets where you can put two big tables across the front. So I did the outside U with my 2 6 foot tables down the sides and a card table in the middle, just a little pushed back. Then I used tipped over crates to advantage this week. I had dumplings/ delicatas spilling out of one and gourds spilling out of another with stuff on top. I think height is important. Then I put a few makeshift platforms made from boxes and coolers on the one side with pretty fabric over them (I do that when short on space). The butternuts were out in front and the buttercups toward my truck. People bought more butternuts that way where it had usually been buttercups (I have a bumper crop of butternuts).
People seemed to not feel comfortable walking on the side of the one table but have been very comfortable walking in the other way all along due to the neighbor on my left having 2 spots and some room between us. I don't think I will ever go back to the inside U!