What I’ve learned in my month of being a FM vendor
Do take customer advice and make gluten-free desserts.
Don’t over do it, some people are afraid of flour-less baking.
Don’t ever make mini muffins again, they are a pain to make and most people walk up and eat them because they think they are samples.
Do pre-wrap all desserts so they KNOW they aren’t just samples.
Do let people try tofu mousse samples before you tell them it’s made with tofu.
Don’t let the kids try it, they usually prefer milk chocolate.
Do make more granola.
Don’t forget to make one to sample.
Do make ingredient cards!
Do make the perfect amount of brownies, 7 was just enough.
Don’t make signs that say, “made with Spirulina” it’s gets annoying to explain it after the 100th time.
Don’t get offended when people think the prices are too high, you know the time and money spent on the food.
Do tell them that speciality foods cost a little more, but are totally worth it.
Don’t be afraid to make “too much” hummus, running out of food is no fun.
Do put out as many samples as you can because once they try it, they are HOOKED!
Do eat the leftovers for lunch.