Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
Every community needs a farmers’ market, sowhy not start one in yours? The business is very straightforward tostart and operate. Simply secure leased premises large enough to besubdivided into 30 or 40 10-foot by 10-foot vendor booths. Oncecompleted, the vendor booths can be rented to local farmers, specialtyfood manufacturers and craftspeople. Current rental rates for booths atfarmers’ markets are $75 to $125 per day. Assuming you had 30 boothsrented once per week, four times per month the business would generate$12,000 per month in rental revenue, prior to operating expenses. Thekey to success in this type of business venture is to ensure thevendors that are participating in the market have high qualityproducts.