Farmers Market Display Ideas- Shopping at a farmers market is a great way to save money. How? You do not pay for the processed and packaged items that you find at a store. Instead, you get your hands on fresh produce items from local businesses.
Before you start setting up your stall at a farmers market, keep the following points in mind to find a better spot in order to stand out.
How to stand out in a Farmers Market?
We’ve already talked about Creative Store Decor Ideas but preparing for the farmer’s market can be an equally stressful task, especially for new businesses.
Follow the tips to stand out in the lot without spending much on decor:
- Find a spot closer to your farm/operation
- Figure out if your item is unique or are there multiple vendors selling what you are offering
- Set up stall completely before the market’s opening hours
- Understand the market’s layout and operating procedures
- Having 1-2 persons managing the stall at one time is more than enough, don’t overcrowd your display
- Use colorful tablecloths and banners to stand out from the other displays
1- Easy Refillable Beans & Greens
A carton full of greens is tilted sideways to let the greens fall directly into the plastic container. This is an affordable farmers market display tip to easily refill the plastic containers with your fresh produce without having to carry boxes around.
2- Halloween Display
Another way to make your stand out is by giving it a seasonal festive look. For instance, a fresh produce stall owner dressed up in a Halloween costume to attract buyers. Also, she has a large banner displayed on her stall so passersby can know what items she has to offer. You can also take inspiration from these Easy DIY Halloween Decor Ideas.
3- Farmers Market Display Ideas for Bakers
You can sell your fresh bakery items at a farmers market display stand on a budget by placing the pot upside down and placing a plate over it to house your delicious creations. You do not need to invest in expensive cake stands to earn profits.
4- Summer Farmers Market Display
Add colours to your summer crops at your farmers market display cart. Place flowers strategically as decor elements with your farm-fresh summertime staples! Alternatively, you can also sell those flower bouquets.
5- Fresh Berries Farmers Market Display
Look how this blueberry stall has set up everything in blue, even the table spread of the farmers market display table is a nice blue cheque fabric. Moreover, they have packed the organic blueberries in plastic containers of two different sizes so you can easily store them in the refrigerator later or eat them directly.
6- Microgreens Display
Microgreens contain 40% more phytochemicals than full grown greens. Therefore, selling these is a great farmers’ market vegetable display.
You can put up a banner stating you use biodynamic and no-till regenerative farming practices, hence minimizing environmental footprint through the use of their bare hands, shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows. Also, use plastic containers so your consumers can add dressing to them or eat as it is directly from the tub.
7- Fresh Fruits and Jams Display
Including samples of your fresh fruit jams, jellies and juices is a great way to attract attention to your farmers market booth.
For instance, this booth below has navel oranges packed in a net and a glass jar display of homemade jams and jellies. Pricing for each is written visibly, so buyers do not have to ask. Also, you can taste the sugar-sweet citrus before buying.
8- Live Food Display
Live food, that too women-owned, is bound to do business at your local farmers market. You can choose a unique quality street food, such as this woman chose to sell antojitos. a famous dish of Mexico City. Her cart includes tacos, burritos and every thing that can remind you of the Mexican culture. If your recipe is nice, you do not need to spend much on decor, the aroma will attract buyers from furthest corners.
9- Straight out of the Oven Bread
A trip to farmers’ market can be tiring. Grabbing bread with some coffee can help you re-energize. You can use your baking skills to showcase at the booth.
However, to stand out, make use of glass farmers market display shelves. Using clear acrylic cases or shelves to display your creations will keep your baked goods fresh and safe from dust and insect. Moreover, it serves as a great farmers‘ market bakery display.
10- Flowers Bouquet Display
Flowers at a flower shop in the city are an expensive purchase. However, at farmers market, you can get a beautiful bouquet at a fraction of the actual cost. Since flowers are self-sufficient to attract customers with their bright colours and floral scents, you would not need to spend much on display ideas. Instead, just creatively arrange seasonal blooms in cute bouquets and you are all set to make cash.
11- Homemade Cheesecake Display
If you are a speciality cake business owner, you can present your French pastry techniques at your local farmers market. You should also include bite-size pieces of your creations to sample so buyers can taste them before buying. The picture below shows a cheesecake stall, where the owner has carefully chosen a purple colour as a table spread that makes the white cheesecake stand out. Moreover, she has her display items marked as not for sale so her customers can get fresh items that are kept in a controlled environment.
12- Sustainable Paper Packaging
Paper packaging and cardboard boxes are encouraged to be used at a farmers market for the following reasons:
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Greens stay fresh longer in paper bags
If used correctly, with proper marketing on the bags, the brown packaging can attract buyers. You can add stickers on the boxes and fill them up with paper clippings to pack the orders nicely.
13- Tea Blends Display
Look how this tea stall has made its booth stand out from the rest of the tea vendors by claiming their tea to be free from caffeine and artificial flavours. If the tea leaves are handpicked, have been organically grown, have flavours available, then you can too include all that in the banner to catch people’s attention.
14- Baked Goodies Display
Unlike the bakery display idea shared above, this one has a clear acrylic window, which prevents buyers from directly touching and contaminating the baked goods. The workers wear gloves at all times to ensure hygiene. These hygiene tactics also play an important role in displaying your goods in a unique manner at a farmers market.
15- Pepper Display
Most people just know chillies are of two kinds, red and green. But look at this booth at a farmers market that has a variety of peppers displayed with varying heat levels. Moreover, the colours are eye-catching. Even if you would not want to buy the peppers, you would definitely stop by to check out red chillies, yellow habaneros and paper lanterns. Also, the wooden separators include black and red corns which are quite unique in themselves.
16- Organically Grown Fruits Display
This is probably the cheapest way to display your products in the market. Just cut open the flap from the box and use a permanent marker to list down the price of the item.
That said, you do not need to spend on packaging as well. If somebody buys the box, you just close the labelled flap down and give it to the customer. Simple.
17- Assorted Berries Display at Farmers Market
Berry season is love. Eat them raw, toss them in a salad, create jams or sauces or use them in desserts, the possibilities to consume berries are endless. Unlike processed berries that are available in the market, these handpicked ones are a lot sweeter and aromatic. One can easily consume a whole box, that is how tasty these are. You can display them in 250 gm, 500 gm and 1 kg boxes so people can purchase them according to their preferences.
18- Winter Squash Display
Seasonal fruits such as winter squash in the fall season are not only popular for festive recipes but are also great decorative elements. You can carve them up as Halloween pumpkins or use hollow shells as lamps and keep them at your display booth to stand out. Moreover, you can also have a display of all squashes such as zucchini, Acorn, Honeynut, Spaghetti squash and pumpkins.
19- Indoor Farmers Market Display
This particular display is an indoor set-up. It is perfect for winter or when it is snowy outside. Look how this salesperson has a quirky painting as the backdrop and has set up fresh vegetables in bamboo baskets which are recyclable. Also, by using the chalkboard, you can re-write the pricing every week without wasting paper.
20 – Dry Fruits Display
Look how the panaflex in the picture below has a photo collage of the dry fruits farm the person owns with an interesting caption, “We grow what we sell”. This builds instant trust with customers because they are able to see your farm and its fruits right before their eyes. Moreover, this person is not only selling nuts but also a variety of organic nut butter and flavored nuts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sells best at a farmer's market?
Baked goods, honey, fruits and vegetables, pickles, organic jams and butter etc
How do you show items at a farmers market?
- Have a visible sign
- Build a display
- Beautify the tables
- Keep fresh produce
- Stand up and greet customers
How do you attract people to your booth at a farmers market?
- Make signs readable & visible
- Connect with customers by greeting and sharing where you are from
- Push your growing practises
- Advertise how good your product is
- Tout your experience