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How much do you sell your chutney and jam for?
Tue 17-Nov-09
5:10 pm
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fn
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I'm planning to sell some of my produce at the garden gate this year. Any ideas of what to charge?

Tue 17-Nov-09
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I am not sure of the going rate with you, but what I did was trawl a few markets, estimate a price from what was on sale there and then make sure this covered my costs. The price I arrived at has never been quailed at. I charge exactly the same for everything, finding I make a good mark up on things like lemon curd and almost nothing on others. Again no-one has complained. Lastly, when I costed out some jams, like my absolute fav Melon and ginger, I nearly passed out and decided not to offer this for sale.

ps; my price is 5 euros per 340g jar

Thu 19-Nov-09
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5 Euros is quite a good price for us over here, Shelley (as sellers).

Fiona's garden gate experiment is quite exciting for us. Our gateway is on a pretty sharp S-bend in our village so it will take some novel marketing skills and BIG handmade signs to draw attention to our wares. But we hope that with attractive packaging and simple (but not too cheap) pricing, plus an offer to mail them overseas in time for Christmas, it might all work out OK.

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Fri 20-Nov-09
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just be careful on mailing jams; they are really quite heavy and I found the cost of postage almost as much as the cost of the jar...

Sun 31-Jan-10
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f N if I am not too late to reply to this thread.

I charge £2.30 /£2.75 jar depending of type even £3 for costly types,

They seem to fly away for that price.

People seem only to pleased to get REAL jam!

Hope this may help

Pam

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