I want to take out a gigantic billboard that says “YES!” It’s (nearly) official: Little City Kitchen Co. will be joining the vendors at the Burlingame Farmers Market on Sunday mornings beginning April 3, 2011.
Every step of the process has been so much harder (and taken so much longer) than I ever expected. It’s a little surreal…because getting into this market was so easy that it’s kinda freaking me out!
I called the Burlingame market on Monday, met with them on Wednesday, talked to the San Mateo Health Department on Thursday and – after I write a $450 check – am pretty much good to go.
For those who aren’t familiar with Burlingame, it’s an adorable town near the SFO airport, lots of families and a great community atmosphere. The farmers market is pretty big with 50+ vendors, and it’s located smack-dab in the middle of downtown surrounded by the super-cute (and somewhat high-end) shops. A great market for me!
What happens next? Well, all those things I’ve been putting off until I start selling just came crashing down on me! There’s so much to do now including…
- Buy farmers market equipment (tables, chair, tent, cooler, etc…),
- Design and print a baby food banner for the tent
- Finalize my labels, a constant thorn in my side
- Start cooking – Yay!
- Figure out how all this is going to fit into my 4-door Audi
But hey – I’m finally in business and am thrilled. And really people, it will also be nice to actually be depositing money into my business account instead of always withdrawing it!
Other Selling Locations
I am still trying to get into the Noe Valley market on Saturdays, so if you would consider buying baby food from LCKC at that market (whether you live in Noe Valley or not), then please sign the petition to help get me in there. I have about 50 signatures, so half way there! Help a sistah out and spread the word among your friends and colleagues.
As for other farmers markets, I’ve submitted my applications and am waiting to hear back from several of them. Never a dull moment…now my greatest concern is what if the Walnut Creek or San Rafael markets (both on Sundays) are interested? It’s like not having any clothes that fit after losing weight…it’s a nice problem to have.
That’s been the biggest piece of news so far this week! So all you mommies and daddies down in Burlingame, get those palates warmed up. More details sure to come.
Have a great weekend everyone.