Garage Sale Goodies
- cookieluvntasha Jun 24, 2009 12:55 PM
My aunt is having her yearly garage sale and she told me I should sell some of my baked goods to the customers. She lives in a well trafficked area of a nearby suburb. I usually tend to stay away from selling on an individual basis (mostly bridal and wedding showers/special occasion orders) but since my husband was just laid off, I'm willing to give it a try. I'm probably going to make small loaves of my cinnamon walnut coffee cake and the lemon blueberry version as well. Maybe some oatmeal cranberry flaxseed cookies too. Please help me come up with some more ideas for things to sell that would be easy to eat while they shop or to take home with them that doesn't need refridgeration. Thanks! I'm hoping this endeavor will at least make enough money to cover our gas bill...
A very easy recipe that is extremely popular in our region is the Chinese Almond Cookie.
For those who might be looking for something less sweet, a platter of sliced savory Focaccia might be tempting.
But I'd put the sweet stuff on a table seperate from the savory items. The mixed aromas resulting from close proximation might hinder sales.
Non-refrigerated, portable treats? I think you’re on the right track with cookies, brownies, and cakes / breads. All that stuff can be easily packaged. I’d keep anything with chocolate in the shade so they don’t get too melty and gooey.
Wouldn’t hurt to have a few pitchers of lemonade or other concoctions as well stored in a cooler. Reading your post I kept thinking “bake-sale”, and I’ve thought about doing the same sort of thing when my neighborhood has their yardsale in the fall. Good luck!