Kettle Corn

June 16th, 2014

Velma’s ‘Wicked Delicious’ Kettle Corn is located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. We normally take our popcorn machine to different locations in the New England area, but if you can’t get our kettle corn “wicked fresh”, then you can buy some of our yummy popcorn online.

We’ll even show you our Kettle Corn recipe. Feel free to burn a couple of your own pots and pans at home while trying to recreate it without a popcorn popper. It’s not easy!

Want to start your own kettle corn business? How does being your own boss in an all cash business grab ya? We’ve written a 60 page ebook which goes into detail on what you’ll need and where you’ll find it!

Looking for a popper in your area? Skiddaddle on over to our Kettle Corn Directory to find someone who pops local to you. Are you a kettle corn vendor? G’wan over there and add your link. It’s free!

Summer Locations

Tuesdays: Forest Park, Springfield, MA – 12:30-6:00pm

Next to the Cyr Hockey Rink – Free admintance to the park!

Tuesdays: Newton Farmers Market – 1:30-6:00pm

Starting in July! Cold Spring Park – 1200 Beacon Street, Newton, MA

Thursdays: Framingham Farmers Market – 12:30-5:30pm

At the Framingham Village Green/Edgell Road

Saturdays: Sharon Farmers Market – 10:00am-2:00pm

At the Crescent Ridge Dairy, 407 Bay Road, Sharon, MA

Pit-chahs Of The Tent

So who makes Velma’s Kettle Corn? Let’s see what you guys look like!

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Sharon Farmers Market First Day!

June 14th, 2014

Here’s a new spot for the 2014 season – the Sharon Farmers Market at the Cresent Ridge Dairy (in Sharon, MA). We’ll be here every Saurday from 10 am – 2 pm, all the way till the end of October. We were looking to rework our popping schedule last year and tried a bunch of different farmers markets. We discovered this market at the end of the season and gave it a whirl for the last 3 weeks in October. It was a brand new market that started that year and we weren’t sure how well it would pan out. We did descent traffic for an end of the season market so we’re back this year to see what happens. At the moment it’s keeping pace with our Framingham location, and we’ve been there for 7 years. We’ve noticed a sort of sales curve for the season – our best week is usually the first week of August in all of our locations. If Sharon fits this curve, we should be doing pretty well later in the year.

The layout looks pretty good. It’s on a main road with good visibility. The Cresent Ridge Dairy has been selling ice cream from this location for years, so plenty of people naturally come here. Groups of people were still showing up at 2 o’clock to get ice cream when we started to break down. The owner agreed to sell some bags inside their store during the rest of the week, we ended up selling 2 of them before we left the parking lot because we were out of stock.

You’ll find some farmers markets tucked away in obscure spots and it’s totally up to the market manager to drive traffic. Many of these types of places can end up up doing poorly. The Sharon farmes market has a ton of things going for it. They also have a marketing team promoting the farmers market itself. Haven’t seen that anywhere else, so we’re impressed with the effort they’ve put into making it work.

In addition, you can pet some cows and goats out back. It’s a whole legit dairy farm operation so it’s kind of a neat place to explore, hang out and get some crazy yummy ice cream.

Paws In The Park 2014

May 4th, 2014

Again – boy do we love doggies! Fun event – good crowd. We did very well this year – so early in the year too. This is the same spot where we do our best business, the Sudbury Wayside Inn. Later in September we’ll be back for the colonial event. That’s when we go nuts!

Framingham Earth Day Festival 2014

April 26th, 2014

It’s the start of our 2014 season! We speak to Vivian and Raquel, a pair of super fans who have been buying from us for years at the Framingham Farmers Market. The last few years this has been a very good event, but this years rain has been a major damper on attendance and profits.

Kat’s Food Adventures Review!

September 13th, 2013

We got a review on Kat’s Food Adventures blog! Woo hoo! I was talking with Kat about online marketing and crap at our tent at the Newton Farmers Market and learned that she’s basically a foodie blogger. I dunno – what’s more interesting, making kettle corn or doing online marketing? It’s kind of nice having someone make a video about me, since I’ve been making videos about my customers for years.


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