My first day in the Farmer's Market!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by My Little Sister's Farm, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. So I think it went well, lots of people stopped to ask questions. And many of them mentioned that they just bought eggs because they didn't think anyone would ever be selling them at the FM. I had 13 purchases, not bad for $5/dozen. I thought I would have more, but I think people need to be able to get used to the idea of purchasing local eggs. We sold by color as most of our hens are green egg layers and most people really liked that, but I think I will blend in some of our white and brown eggs with them for a great mix of 3. Most will still be green, but there will be at least 2 brown and 1 white in each dozen from here out I think.

    Thank you everyone for helping me out with the insurance thing, and of course all of the previous posts have always inspired me, for prices and everything.

    I hope that my little hobby farm can pay off the insurance price in the next 2 months so I can start making back some feed money. I figure I wouldn't have sold all these eggs, and the many more I will sell if I didn't have this great investment. Once my name is out there though, I think people will seek me out!

    Thanks for everything BYC!!!
  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    Congrats on the sales! I think that you did really well for the first time selling and I'm sure that they'll seek you out and also tell their friends and familys.

    I sell them for $5/dz. as well and had to add more chickens to lay more eggs especially during molt time and the hot hot weather when a lot of them stop laying. My customers come from word of mouth.

    So great going![​IMG]
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Congratulations on your egg sales! [​IMG]
  4. Lea71

    Lea71 Songster

    Congrats!! That's awesome. [​IMG]
  5. Becaco

    Becaco Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Congratulations, well done.
  6. purplepoen

    purplepoen Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    5 dollars seems like alot, I sell my eggs for 2 dollars a dozen, could I be getting more?
  7. I sell mine for 1.75 a dozen, but, our farmers market dictates what price we sell things and i am not fond of that. This pays for my feed and gives a little extra spending cash. May go up to 2.00 a dozen with feed raising like it is. This also helps some of the people I work with get farm fresh eggs at a good price, which makes me happy.
  8. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Well, I pay nearly $4/dozen for organic, "free-range" eggs at the grocery store, so I would fully expect to pay at LEAST that much for farm-fresh eggs. I don't think that $5/dozen is out of line in the least, and in some markets, just a higher price gives people a feeling like they're getting something better (which, in this case, they certainly are).
  9. citychickers

    citychickers Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    Littleton Colorado
    Here in Colorado $3 to $4 range is totally acceptable. People here are willing to shell out money if they know it's really fresh and organic.

    Way to go! $5 a dozen is great!

    If I didn't have chickens and I bought eggs at a FM I'd LOVE to get different colored eggs in a dozen! How fun is that!
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2008
  10. utahmethodist

    utahmethodist Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    SLC, UT
    I don't think your price is out of line and apparently neither did all the people who bought your eggs. I think the mixed color dozen is a great idea. It's certainly a novelty that you can't get in the store and I think a lot of people would be really drawn to such a pretty collection of eggs. Congratulations and good luck! I think you'll see your sales continue to grow.

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