We’ve been looking for another farmers market to attend next year. We were hoping to land another market in the south suburbs (of the twin cities) like our markets in Eagan and Apple Valley.
We were not expecting to have the Downtown Saint Paul market fall in our lap.
For those of you not from the area, the downtown St. Paul market is THE biggest market in the state, quite possibly the biggest in all the surrounding states. We’re talking 8,000-12,000 people per day. Compare that to our biggest market so far (Eagan) which sees about 3,500 people on it’s busiest day of the year.
Right now I feel like a high-school kid who’s just been signed by the Yankees. (or something like that, I don’t play sport-ball)
Market starts on April 19th, so that means we have 4 months to prepare.
Based on the rough sales numbers of the farmer we’re replacing, we’re preparing ourselves for 5-6 times the sales volume of our three markets last year.
No idea how were going to make it work, but we’re sure gonna try.