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Old 12-17-2017, 04:57 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by cmzaha View Post
My hubby wants to do food but I don't want the hassle of cooking and acquiring all the permits or he is threatening to get a job then I will not be able to do any markets.
My soaping buddy in AZ has a hubby who sold cheese and sausage for a while, but cooking and acquiring permits was indeed a hassle. He switched to sharpening knives and scissors and is crazy busy and rakes in the $$$ every market they do, whereas the soap/lotion part is hit and miss. Something to consider?

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Old 12-17-2017, 12:45 PM   #12
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Same here, did loads last year and for lots of reasons we ended up not doing any this christmas but more than made up for it with website and etsy sales.

To be honest its the same in the uk, too many big companies elbwing their way in, too much competition in one fair, uneven playing field with people not selling in accordance with regulations.

For us, its trying to increase our web presence and diversifying as much as we can without impacting the brand.

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Old 12-19-2017, 12:20 AM   #13
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It's sad for us soapmakers, but I've always noticed that food items seem to do very well at craft fairs. Best of luck to you!

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