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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Nobody likes turning money away Tony and I certainly don't but we'll have a much better idea for next year.
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Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that's just it,  a learnjng curve with better preparation next year having learnt from this year.
No point doing it if you don't enjoy it and it's clear you do.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its piddling down right now and I've only had one customer since the early bird this morning.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that's just it,  a learnjng curve with better preparation next year having learnt from this year.
No point doing it if you don't enjoy it and it's clear you do.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if I'm truthful, its the keeping the pigs that I really enjoy but to continue, I've got to be able to sell what I produce. Selling the pork and sausages allows me to do it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one of my cider selling weekends starts in a few minutes. After this one, there's just two more to go.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting postings here Bodger.  I only did one TEN and never again - just no footfall, BUT, doing shows and food fairs has been the way for me.  I literally only have a few boxes of bottles left out of 1800L.
Start of Sept we are aiming at 3000L for the coming year and this is as big as I need.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a four day licence coming up for the bank holiday. A licence only costs me 21.00, that's whether I have one day or four. As you know, we live in a holiday area and we're on the main route down to the beach, so doing it this way works really well for us.
Pitch fees at shows can be quite expensive and at some events, you're also expected to stump up the licence fee as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is our penultimate cider weekend. Yesterday we sold a lot of cider but todays weather is putting off even the hardiest of cider pilgrims. Just a gallon sold in the first hour. And its still raining.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today sees the start of my last weekend of the summer selling cider. I've got the next four days to sell as much cider as I can and then that's it me done until next year. Thank goodness the weathers looking to be better than last weekend.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A busyish two days so far, we'll have to see how today goes. It might well be that folks pack up and go home ready for work and school for the kids next week.
Tomorrow will see me done selling cider until next year and I'm tempted to do something along the lines of a BOGOFF day in order to get rid of all my cider. Then the decks will be clear ready for the new stuff we'll be making this autumn.
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Gareth



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you still have Cider left over or did you BOGOF it?


If you have some left over it might be a good idea to mull it.

Christmas is just around the corner so to speak, and bottled & boxed mulled cider from local producers flew off the shelves around here from mid November onwards. Just about every local bar and pub had hot mulled cider on sale, but only one: Jurnets bar were prepping and mix their own blend from Delia's recipe

All of the others were pouring the (pre-mixed/made by the local producers) mulled cider from bottles into slow cookers and putting slices of lemons and oranges in it.


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