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Got a Product to Sell? Farmer's Market Tips

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: With her farmer's market, trade show, and online selling experience, Kyyeetha (Ky) Archinard has some tips for potential sellers.
Air Date: 7/16/19
Duration: 20:18
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Kyyeetha Archinard
Kyyeetha Archinard is the name given to her by her father. Ky is the name given to her by her mother. She is everything that she loves. A wife, a mother of four, the creator and operator of two business, and a children's book author. Despite graduating with a degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickenson University, she knew her path was to take over the family church. Kyyeetha was ordained to the Ministry at 14 and kicked out of the church at 25 for being gay. Forced to change paths her life went on a roller coaster ride in many different directions.

Her businesses were born out of necessity. After her wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and her twins with autism, she knew she needed to make some changes. After she had thrown away and gave away everything in the family pantry, the jagged road toward organic living began. Educating and coaching people on approaching this transition became a mission. Taking clients on a field trip through their own pantry has helped to transform so many lives. ‘Healing begins with nature’ became the slogan for one of her companies because that is what she believes. Cooking clean also meant that the herbs and spices they used would have to clean up as well. It took Kyyeetha a year to create the spice combinations she began selling five years later. Combining herbs and spices that not only taste great but heals the body was a goal.

Learning and growing with two children on the spectrum encouraged her to write stories for them. She found it hard to find books that helped them connect emotionally with situations past and present. Her first story was specifically written for her son. After realizing how much the stories were helping her twins develop emotionally, she decided to publish them, hoping to help other families. Three more books are currently being self-published. A Rainy Day At The Zoo, The Girl With The Yellow Bow, an Untitled Gymnastics Story. All based on truth stories.

Her Organic and Natural seasoning company is online at JustGoodFlavorCompany.com. Her Organic and Natural Body care product line can be found at LoveitNatural.net You can also find her on Twitter Facebook and Instagram. Her children’s book, A New Friend For Justice, is available on Amazon.
  • Book Title: A New Friend For Justice
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/JustGoodFlavorCo/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @LezMom75
Got a Product to Sell? Farmer's Market Tips
Farmer's markets are becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people are seeking to buy local, organic, or farm-raised products. 

If you're a person who has something to sell, there are a few things to know that can make or break your efforts. 

With her farmer's market, trade show, and online selling experience, Kyyeetha Archinard has some tips for potential sellers.

First, the pros and cons. One of the biggest con is that farmer's markets are typically outside, so your success is often dependent on the weather. Another con is that your season might be shorter than you'd like, particularly if you reside in the northern states. 

The pros are that you have a great opportunity to test your product and how it's received. It's also a chance to get to know your local community. The one-on-one time with your customers is also an advantage.

Markets are all different, so Ky advises checking out a few before committing. The larger ones are quite selective and sellers may find themselves up against a lot of competition. Others are welcoming to anyone who has a permit to sell and is able to meet the fees and insurance requirements. Some require samples of your wares before they'll approve. 

Selling beyond the farmer's market can get a bit trickier, for example if you're showcasing at an expo, selling online, or attempting to get into a brick-and-mortar store. Oftentimes, the Department of Health will demand sellers prepare foods or spices in an approved kitchen setting -- not your home.

Listen as Ky joins host Lisa Davis to share more tips for making your home business a success.
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