OK, so this wasn’t the FIRST day out product was there, but it was the first time *I* was able to come out and sell to the crowd. We’ve been selling our product at the Natick Indoor Winter Market for about a month. They recently started the Natick Outdoor Farmers Market last week, and Dan from the Easton Simpson Spring Beverages had our product on their table. I was able to hammer the crowd hard with our samples and I was able to sell twice as much.
So let’s see how we do WITHOUT our kettle! The Natick health department forbade us from popping live at this event, which is just as good because we’ve got other events we’re covering on Saturdays. The big concern is can we move product without the smell and noise that the kettle generates? As it stands now, we pop at my home location and drive the product and tent out to these new events. We’ll be doing the same at the Jamaica Plain Farmers Market in Boston in about a month. We’re also selling pre-popped kettle corn at the Easton Farmers Market on Saturdays too. That’ll be 3 events we’re covering without a kettle! The big experiment is can we continue to scale this type of thing of pre-popped product to other events? We can only pop live on some many days of the week.
Natick Farmers Market – Saturday 9-1 pm
Natick Common – Map: http://goo.gl/maps/3DAHX