[Market-farming] Farmers market fees

BillOhio billohio at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 09:03:29 EST 2007


On Nov 24, 2007 9:03 AM, Willie McKemie <mf at austinfarm.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 03:49:26AM -0500, HERBKDR at aol.com wrote:
> > I was just curious how much your market charges to set up.  Our market
>  just
>
> I agree with Sue.  "It depends."
>
> Judging from the size of your stall fees, I'm guessing this is your
> market's situation: there is more demand for stall space than supply;
> business is good; you can hope to sell more than $20K there in a
> year; the market has paid management that is doing a good job of
> promotion.  If all the above are true, I would judge your fees to be
> appropriate.
>
> Willie, that sounds reasonable. Our market OTOH mostly has retired or
part-time producers in a small-town venue. Higher fees would drive out the
current vendors, and I don't see anyone larger stepping in to replace them.

Bill
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