We are looking at setting up along with route between Fairfield and Fort Madison and am curious as to what you like to see as a vendor set up? These will be young kids raising money for our PTO organization. We have heard BLTs and hard boiled eggs… What else? We plan on having ice and water available for riders and though many have said “Oh you should have beer”, reality is these are kids who will be selling/serving the riders.
So my question is, what would you like to see? Help us help you
We are split right in the middle, but prepared to be there at sunrise if not before hand for riders and then there through lunch also. Thank you K. Salty snacks are now in the folder of notes. Had no clue chocolate milk was a winner
choc milk is said to be a good recovery drink, pbj could go fast once you get into a rhythm and left overs are easier to deal with, the hard boiled eggs on sticks did go over well last time too. fruit cups possible, one place had a make your own fruit cup statand, the gave you the cup and kept busy cutting up and refilling the trays, that way I could avoid the bananas. pies always sell too, any local specials?
This is a hard question.
Depends on alot of variables.
You say “right in the middle” – yet how close the the days “meeting town” will it be? (we don’t know yet)
Are you in a town where there will be other vendors? or will you be just set up along the roadside with no other vendors nearby?
IF YOU ARE ALONG THE ROAD, MAKE SURE IT IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE…. people will not usually stop on the left.
Hardboiled eggs on a stick sounds like a winner – IF early in the day.
Gatorade all hours of the day.
BLT sounds good to me…. If you are late enough to be a lunch stop.
I always stop for chocolate milk and usually for water melon. Being a vendor on the last day is tough as some folks have already called it quits while others need to get to the end to pack up for the long drive home. And if the weather is bad, your chances of raising any money get worse.
as for the part about getting riders out fast, price things at an even $. I dont want to deal with change. I’ll throw a buck at you and move on quickly. Bananas are always easy, nice to have and can eat anytime of the day. sell those for $1. Watermelon slices, that kind of thing.