My first time being a vendor at a market was a success! When I was asked if my little bake shop wanted to participate in a holiday market in Pittsburgh, I was all on board.
As the big day approached, I was a little nervous! I wasn’t sure how much to make of everything, how it would go, or if I would be able to keep up with Etsy orders while spending a day away from the kitchen 😂
Thankfully I had a lot of help and encouragement along the way! My mom watched Sadie on Friday so I could bake all day, my in-laws watched Sadie on Saturday so she wasn’t running around a holiday market breaking things, and Jimmy helped me man my table during the event ❤️
We started the day with coffee from Starbucks, headed to the venue, and set up the table around 9:00 am.
I made a bit of everything for the market: challah, peppermint bark, toffee, granola, chocolate covered pretzels, brownies, and chocolate covered Oreos. I was really curious to see what would sell the best in person versus what sells best on Etsy (<–bread and peppermint bark).
The brownies completely sold out, and there were only two chocolate covered Oreos left by the end of the event. I was so surprised!
I ended the day making great connections with customers, other vendors of all types (crafters, seamstresses, bakers, etc.), made a profit, and spent a few hours with my husband. It was a good day 😊