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Old 10-04-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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Join Date: 01-03-08
Location: Norco, CA
Default First Day vending

Had my first day at a local Farmers Market in Corona on Sat. After staying up till 0330 smoking 40 lbs of brisket, 40 lbs of pork butt, 8 racks of St Louis style ribs, 3 full trays of beans, prepping 4 fattys, I decided to get 2 hours of sleep. Got up loaded trailer and was ready to get to the market by 0700 for the 0830 start time. Trailer had a flat tire s#%t!! Got there and was unloading.....My giant cambros (UPC1600) tires got stuck in the floor gap and took about 45 min to unload. Got smokers going to draw the crowd and was ready about 0930. Our chairs we brought did not get used, We were busy until about 1pm non-stop. Gave away lots of samples, in hopes of return business and several folks came back with other family menmbers to order more. Sold 4 racks of ribs and several large containers of pulled pork, brisket. We ran out of brisket and had about a lb of pork and 4 bones left. The lady running the market said she had several dozen folks telling her how good it was. I had given her a big sampler plate earlier. Well I'm done bragging. My partner and I, along with my 16 yr old son (who actually got up at 6 to help) had a good time and plan on being at this place for a while. Hoping to get a few small catering gigs as well. Our menu lists pre ordering on large quantitys, hope this will generate sales as well. Lots of work though!! I need to get a backwoods or spicewine or similiar type. My old Traeger and 2 UDS's got a workout.
[I][B]Bill [/B][/I]:cool:

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