The "Hungry" Hubby and I got up at 5am this morning. I had some cupcakes to frost and glaze plus we had to pack the macarons in little polka-dot packs of three. HH started snapping pictures of me piping cream cheese frosting on the cupcakes even as I sternly warned him not to include me in the picture because I was wearing the dreaded hair-net (mental-note to ask my hair-stylist about better head gear for kitchen work).
We were 15 minutes behind our target schedule but traffic was so light we still got to the Farmer’s market with plenty of time to unload. We were first assigned a corner booth:
But I got tired of shifting the cupcake boxes because of the sun shining on them that we decided to move. The macarons were fine because most of them were in the cooler.
Our next booth was in total shade. The problem was we did not have an opportunity to hang the banner.
As all of you can see in the picture, the market was sparsely attended. HH and I were afraid we would end up with a ton of macarons leftover. But the Richmond blogging community (bloggers and readers) came through for me! I was able to sell almost 70% of my goodies – I thought that was pretty good considering the light traffic through the market.
I was glad to meet all of you and would love to hear feedback and suggestions about the macarons.
Plus I finally met Rva Foodie, his lovely wife Karen and cute little Jasper.
I had a fantastic time hawking these little bites! For our first time at the market, the HH and I did not do too bad at all in terms of preparation. What we would need in the future is a little table to set our things on and extra fabric we could use to block out the sun – we might not be so lucky next time to get a stall in the shade when the Market gets busy in May.
Again my thanks to all who were able to make it the 17th street Farmer’s Market.
Let me leave you a picture of the MAC-Mobile.