...Start an Honesty Stall?

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Post: # 193156Post JulieSherris »

Hmmm... maybe you're right Nic. I might start off with an open box & see what happens. If it looks like money goes missing, I'll have a rethink - you never know though..... but then it only takes one dishonest person to cock it all up for everyone else :?

I might have another go at wine makng as well - my last effort might be ok - but as I don't drink, I've not tried it! :lol:
Elderflower wine tasting later then....... :drunken:
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Post: # 193188Post JillStephens7 »

HONESTLY :lol: you sound incredibly well prepared to me. I wouldn't risk a change box but that's just my opinion :dontknow:

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Post: # 193189Post Odsox »

One thing you might want to consider Julie is to research the legal side a bit.
I have no idea what the situation is now with the upsurge in farmers markets in just about every town in Ireland, but when we first moved here it was illegal to sell potatoes if you weren't a registered grower and you couldn't legally sell eggs if you didn't have all the necessary bumf, and I think selling alcohol is probably still a no-no without a licence.
Mind you, if you live at the back of beyond it probably doesn't matter so much.
Sorry about being a bit of a downer, but it's better to be wise before the event. :study:
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Post: # 193190Post bonniethomas06 »

Good luck Julie, sounds great :thumbright:

Make sure you post a pic when you have finished!
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Post: # 193324Post JulieSherris »

Tony, I didn't even think about the alcohol licensing thing!
Maybe I'll sneak the odd bottle on here & there & keep my fingers crossed..... :mrgreen:

In the meantime, I'm a bit crap at growing spuds, so I probably wouldn't be selling those - maybe as 'compostable pea-stone gravel'......... haha!
But I will look at the ins & outs of egg selling... I need to contact the department about getting a herd number anyway to forward the pig plan, so a bit more research wouldn't do any harm!

Thanks for the heads up :wink:
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Post: # 193326Post JulieSherris »

OK, I'm happy...
Firstly, as long as I have less than 50 hens, I can sell my eggs privately with no problems :cheers:

Quoted from the Irish Dept of Ag...... "producers may sell their own eggs directly to the
consumer from their own farm and by door-to-door selling provided the eggs are
not graded or packed in the manner set out in the marketing standards legislation."

So... I shall pop the eggs into a bowl, or a few egg trays & leave the egg boxes at the side for the people to pack their own - cool!

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Post: # 193386Post jampot »

this sounds like a great idea Julie . wish you the best of luck ! :cheers: :salute:
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Post: # 194713Post JulieSherris »

This should probably be in the 'Looks like we made it' section, but anyways... the stall is officially open as of this morning! :cheers:

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All made with 2 x 2's, 2 x 1's & plywood - a couple of wheels & a splash of paint - all we need now is a customer..... :shock: :lol:
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Post: # 194730Post tizzy »

Looks grand!
Good luck with the venture and I hope all your customers are honest ones.

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Post: # 194733Post pelmetman »

It looks really good Julie. Hope you have lots of customers soon.

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Post: # 194747Post JulieSherris »

Thank you, thank you! And I just noticed that you can see the cat's treehouse in the back ground on the top pic! She uses it as well, I'm most impressed! :lol:
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Post: # 194750Post JillStephens7 »

Wowzers :shock: you don't hang about do you :salute:

:cheers: Well done Julie, it looks super! :cheers:

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Post: # 194754Post JulieSherris »

:shock: Fatal Flaw!! Bloody rain...... a bit of tweaking is necessary to provide a clear plastic cover on the inside..... I have some dowelling so I shall make it that it can be rolled up & down when the rain comes - oh, life would be so much easier if I had stuck to growing pretty things & got my nails done once a week...... :lol:
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Post: # 194769Post Green Aura »

But you wouldn't be so happy. :lol:

It all looks absolutely amazing Julie. Have you had any customers yet? I'm so excited. :shaking: :lol: :lol:
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Post: # 194772Post jampot »

wow that looks fantastic! well done ,hope it gets used and not abused :wink: :cheers:
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