Monday 11 March 2019
Combining Efforts in String Bean Alley
The criteria for new traders in QVM's String Bean Alley includes a preference for locally produced goods and sometimes producing a product(s) and standing in a container to sell it, creates conflict. It is difficult to be in two places at once.
But maybe producers can combine their locally produced items in a single display and take it in turns to stand at the container for the selling function. You could imagine an interesting display of locally produced goods and an experienced manufacturer to advise customers.
Some sort of strategy would need to be worked out with management and one person would need to sign a license and be responsible for rent payments, but a co-operative model has potential.
If you are a producer interested in String Bean Alley but concerned about the conflict with manufacturing time then perhaps you could get together with like-minded producers and make a submission.