Leeds Dock Market

I did it !

My first market is under my belt and I’m ready for the next challenge.

I would love to say that this was easy, unfortunately  in the week running up to Leeds Dock Market, I was a emotional wreck, totally filled with self doubt and nervousness.

Were people going to like my sauces ? Had I bitten off too much ? Was this a huge mistake ?

Production line

Banner design

The Other Half did an amazing job of designing my banner- along with the bottle labels.

I brought an iZettle machine to take card payments. It was so easy to use as it integrates with an iPad so that you can keep track of all your transactions (card or cash).

On the day my friend was on hand to keep me sane and was pretty good at selling sauces as well. It was great to get customers reactions to the products first hand.

Stall set up

Some people absolutely loved them and some said that they’d had better (which didn’t upset me as much as I thought it would). More importantly lots of people wanted to buy them !

The best bit of the weekend had to be the fact that I actually sold out of one of the sauces (The Chipotle one).

Last bottle of Chipotle

However, the best seller was the Mexican Pink Onions. I think this was down to the fact that the colour is so vibrant.

A big thanks to Sam and the team over at Leeds Dock, Neil’s Fruit and Veg, the Naked Ape, the Yummy Yank, Olley and Olley and so many more traders that made the whole weekend a brilliant experience.

So what’s next?

I’m trying to get some permanent markets set up but, in the meantime it’s back to gaining as much feedback on my sauces as I can to make sure the products are as good as they can be !

If you brought some sauces over the weekend or just stopped by to have a sample I want to give you a massive thanks.

Also, let me know what you’ve done with with your sauces either on the blog, on Facebook or Twitter.

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