I’m so happy!!
My first two forays into selling my products at two very different vegan events, resulted at both events my products SELLING OUT.
The first event was put on by the Sydney Vegan Club and Films For Change. Hmmmm… maybe about 300 ppl attended. There were 10 vegan food producers invited to sell and give away samples and I was totally buzzed to have been chosen. There was another cupcake seller there and another cake lady, so that contributed to my nerves. But my nerves weren’t about my product, I know they friggin rock..the nerves were about the look of the stall…would it look professional enough?? However,I was totally buzzed and excited to set up my first ever market stall. I think in almost 50 years of performing and experiencing nerves, this was a feeling I’d kind of forgotten about. It was so exciting and the entire look of my stall couldn’t have happened without the input from my graphic designer and friend Donna Gough, check out her website here She’s amazing.
there is that rack!!
My next gig was at The Sydney Vegan Festival. A huge festival with with over 1000 ppl expected to attend. Book the kitchen, get a kitchen hand, start planning and baking. Drive to woop woop to buy a sneeze guard (that perspex thing to protect your food from peoples fingers, germs etc)…buy stock, worry if I’d have enough. blah blah blah… I was competing with businesses that have been going for quite some time. I have to tell ya, it’s fucking nerve wracking!!
Then to my utter horror, the organiser of the festival, put me in a different section to other food stalls, as I hadn’t brought a gazebo. O.M.G. I was mortified…however, one has to keep telling yourself, everything works in divine right order, everything will be fine. And it was.Phew!
And there were constant sales all day.
TILL I SOLD OUT.
I was so so happy and so proud of my friends who have helped me to get this venture off the ground. One of my dearest friends Suzanne Banks has helped me with cooking and setting up too. She is an amazing aromatherapist and has just launched her own book. check it out here
Hard work does pay off, but it takes people believing in you and supporting you, that really gives you drive to make it work.
I’ve had AMAZING feedback and am now starting to deliver to cafes and restaurants.
The market venture will be on hold for a month or so as I have to have some surgery, but watch out world..That Vegan Lady is on her way.
as Yazz sang…the Only Way Is Up…Baby…