We have been giving a great deal of thought to what things we can sell from our farm gate lately, the hardest thing seems to be pricing. In the near future we hope to be selling firewood, kindling sticks, eggs, flowers, preserves as well as fruit and veg. We have also been thinking how to sell, seems simple enough doesn't it but we can't decide on a stall at the entrance to the farm, a stall at the entrance to the house or a sign encouraging people to knock at the door. The gate option raises issues of security, stock and the honesty box could be stolen as the gate is out of view of the house and about 200 yards away from our front door. We had considered a sign outlining goods for sale at the gate which encouraged people to knock at the house, however this requires us to be available all the time. We have I think decided on a small stand nearer the house but with an honesty box. This will hopefully discourage any pilfering but will leave us free to go about our daily chores although we will be happy to stop and chat if we are about.
Pricing on the other hand is not so easy, how much do you charge/pay for 6 eggs? and how much is a paper feed sack of cut seasoned logs worth? also a similar size bag of kindling sticks ? I was thinking that £1.20 for 6 eggs was about right, and £3.95 for the the logs and £2.95 for kindling. All the other things are easy enough as we sell them already at the farmers market. What do you think?