The People’s Market
As I build up this beekeeping business, I think about outlets for my products: stores that will carry them, seasonal fairs around Christmas and Hanukkah, and so on. A lot of people ask about mail order, or an Etsy store. There is a reason I don’t do mail order (yet, most of the time): it’s time consuming. I have a 4 year old, I have 17 hives of bees, a batch of soap cooking in the basement kitchen, dinner to make, a birthday party to prepare for… oh, and a blog post to write.
So for now, I don’t do mail order. It takes time, a lot of time, to wrap, pack, and ship products, and make sure that all the requisite materials are on hand to do so. I think it’s a great thing to do–but I don’t have time for it just yet. Also, if it’s honey you’re looking for, I’d rather you found a local beekeeper to supply it.
Instead, I have The People’s Market of Lansing. The People’s Market is an eclectic little shop that carries locally made items, from eggs to pottery to sunflower oil to marvelous, handmade felted alpaca hats. And cheese. And jewelry. Oh, and my soaps, balms, and body butters.
I recently improved my display a bit, so that I could showcase more items, and make everything more visible.
If you’re in the Ithaca/Lansing area, please stop by The People’s Market. Get a few things you need, like cheese and soaps and eggs, and a couple of things that are too beautiful to pass up, like the hand carved wooden bowls…