Another market stand that eventually lead to my Pizza Stand at market.
While I had my Funnel Cake, Fresh Lemonade, Fresh Dipped Ice Cream and Mexican Food Stand at Root’s Market, I was wondering what kind of business I could get into over the winter, since my outside stand at Root’s market would be closed due to colder and bad weather over the winter. I had eaten really good Salsas, when my husband and I visited Mexico. Since salsas were supposed to be the number one condiment in the US, I thought why don’t I try and make Fresh Salsas, and sell real Tortilla chips manufactured from the best ingredients in another state. I had researched all kinds of recipes for Fresh Salsas and tried them. I used fresh Roma tomatoes and all other fresh ingredients in my Fresh salsas. I could buy bulk Roma tomatoes from a vegetable vendor at Root’s market. I also bought some spices to sell from a distributor in another state.
I had thought I could possibly open the salsa stand over the winter and if it became successful, then I could hire someone to work over the summer, while I operated my Funnel Cake stand. It took a lot of work and research to get my fresh salsa stand ready. It also took a lot of negotiating to find really good Tortillas Chips to sell at my stand that were much different than I could purchase from my area where I live. I had the Tortilla Chips in all different flavors shipped to me and then repackaged them. The Tortilla Chips were really good, in my opinion and also the customers that bought them.
Finally my mother and I opened the Fresh Salsa, spices, mixes for dips, and Tortilla Stand. I only had this stand opened for about 6 months. I also made many kinds of Chili to sell in plastic containers. Although I had some very dedicated customers that really like my Fresh Salsas and Tortilla Chips, I didn’t do enough business to use fresh ingredients and have the Tortilla Chips shipped to me. The Tortilla Chips were very inexpensive, but the shipping was high. I would have been able to make a profit on them, but I didn’t sell enough.
Some of the pictures of my Salsa Stand have pictures of my mother. I also have more pictures of my Salsa Stand, that I will post at a future time. I even tried to make my own Tortilla Chips, but they didn't turn out as good as one that I purchased.
These pictures were taken right after my Salsa stand opened in November 2008.
I then sold my Funnel Cake stand to be able to open my pizza stand. You never know what will eventually lead you to what you might be doing in the future. I really do like my Pizza Stand now.
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