JamBusters! sold a total of just over 150 jars of jelly, jam, salsa, antipasto and pickled garlic during the month of November. I have no clue how that stands up compared to a typical month. Remember, we only vend on weekends so that total was tallied over the course of 8 vending dates. In all, over 2017 we sold a grand total of 1,263 jars. George told me late this month that we had surpassed that number already this month. I have to believe him as he tracks the data.
We continue to vend Saturdays and Sundays in The Yellow Room of the Oliver Indoor Flea Market. However, there were two dates in November that saw us deviate from that schedule. On Remembrance Day, November 11, I joined George at the ceremony in downtown Princeton. He was appointed to lay two different wreaths during the service and at 11:30 AM we hopped in the car and zipped to Oliver to finish vending for the day. It was worth the trip for us.
The only other day we were not in Oliver was on Saturday, November 24. That was the date of the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Craft Fair in our hometown of Princeton. This was the event I spent a lot of time in the kitchen preparing for. It was also the first local indoor event we displayed and sold Watkins Products at. The day was a huge success with JamBusters! selling an average of 10 jars per hour. I was glad I had increased the inventory.
We’ve been pretty lucky over the past year when we have to be away from our regular booth at the Oliver Indoor Flea Market. When we vend away from that site vendor neighbours Don & Sherrill along with Maddy all watch our booth. We couldn’t go away to other events without their assistance. When we were vending at the Chamber Christmas Craft Fair this month George could not stay for the full event and a local friend, Kim gave me much needed help.
That is something we learned early in our vending career that dates back to our first year of vending. Vendors are typically helpful to each other. In fact, we have connected vendors we meet with other events to help them gain more exposure and to share the fun we have doing something we like with others around us. It also has helped us form great friendships with other home-based business entrepreneurs. We really enjoy what we do with JamBusters!