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Farmers Market Season 2011

One of the best ways for me to introduce my product to the public is through Farmers Markets!   This face to face opportunity allows me a moment to explain what’s special about my soaps (that they are formulated with goats milk, yogurt, water or beer; that they are made with moisturizing oils such as olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter, etc.; that they are cured for at least 4 weeks before being sold, etc.) and the customer can smell the lovely fragrances (over 20 choices) and decide which one they can’t live another day without!!

Farmers Market soap

This year I will be in the Salt Lake Farmers Market on 7/23, 7/30, 8/20, 8/27, 9/17, 9/24, 10/15 and 10/22; and at the Sugar House Farmers Market on 7/22, 7/29, 8/19, 8/26, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14.

Beehive Soap Salt Lake Farmers Market

I may also pop in to a couple other markets as time and energy (and soap inventory) allows.

I personally love the Farmers Markets.

1.  People are happy to support local businesses — and even if they aren’t buying they are very friendly.

2.  I get immediate feedback from customers about new fragrances/products.

3.  I get suggestions for new products (last week someone asked for soap for dogs and today someone suggested I make chocolate soap and coconut lotion).

4. I get to meet/see some very interesting people (people watching is great fun)!  (Last week I recognized a friend from Middle School/High School!)

5.  I make sure to support other businesses as well (we brought home Tree Hugger Foods Granola and Crumb Brothers Bread, and my husband bought a “Fresh Lime” and some pulled pork for lunch).

If there is a Farmers Market near you I encourage you to buy local and have a wonderful sensory adventure besides!