Here are a few of my subsequent market makes from the past few months:
Cream cheeses made during our milk flood and marinated sundried tomatoes, all prepared and ready for a Valentine market, when deluges muddied the farmer's road resulting in a canceled market, and a delicious picnic for us. The only cost to me was the price of the tubs, and my time. Once Rosie has calved and is providing milk again, I hope to sell more of my cheeses.
Vigorous strawberry runners captured in recycled tins, then decorated with paper scraps look so pretty. Total cost for this venture was zero.
The options are as varied as my imagination and creativity.
I have some ideas for selling knitted items using wool scraps, but I am hesitant to compete with the grannies from the old age home. Their colour choices leave a lot to be desired, and I know my items would be popular. I just would feel awful if I stole their business.
I am thinking homemade soap, lip balm, and other delectable honey and beeswax cosmetics, or how about pickles, patés, breads and bakes. Fabric scraps could be turned into cushions, kids clothes, bags, beanbags, toys...
|Toddler's dress made by my daughter|
Enticing ideas leap into my mind, all I need to do is put them into practice. What do you have that is waste or excess to you, that will delight someone else? It doesn't have to cost you a cent, except your time.