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85 Awesome Things You Can Sell at Farmer’s Markets (That Aren’t Produce!)

If you are looking for ways to expand your marketing options, or if you don’t have enough land to grow extra produce for the market, there are still plenty of options! These 85 non-produce products can make you a stand-out at your farmer’s market!

Backyard farming is about so much more than just veggies and fruit… and your farm stand should be too! Backyard farmers can produce an abundance of food and products using the items they grow.  Even if you are limited to a small garden space, you aren’t limited to the amount of amazing products you can create!

A little creativity can go a long way in impressing your customers with high quality, hand crafted and locally sourced products. After all, t’s not just about the fruits and veggies anymore! Make your farm stand the talk of the market this year with these 85 drool-worthy product ideas!

These 85 non-produce products can make you a stand-out at your farmer's market!

Always check your state and local regulations regarding the marketing and sale of cottage foods and other handmade goods. If you have questions, check with the good folks at your local extension office. 

  1. Fresh eggs (chicken, duck, quail)
  2. Raw milk (check with state restrictions)
  3. Raw honey
  4. Honeycomb
  5. Beeswax
  6. Cut flowers
  7. Lavender
  8. Dried herbs
  9. Veggie starter plants
  10. Hanging baskets
  11. Dried gourds for crafting and decoration
  12. Dried glass gem corn for crafting and decoration
  13. Dried beans
  14. Nuts and seasoned nut mixes
  15. Dried edible seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, quinoa), seasoned or raw
  16. Potted flowers
  17. Berry starts
  18. Potted medicinal herb plants
  19. Mistletoe, holly boughs and pine boughs (great for Christmas markets!)
  20. Loose leaf herbal tea blends
  21. Soaps
  22. Lotions
  23. Chapsticks
  24. Homemade bread
  25. Homemade pies and pastries
  26. Homemade jellies and jams
  27. Homemade BBQ sauce85 awesome things you can sell at a farmer's market
  28. Fresh or canned salsa
  29. Herb & salt blends
  30. Smoked fish
  31. Fresh squeezed lemonade
  32. Fresh-squeezed and bottled juice
  33. Hand-pressed apple cider
  34. Homemade wine
  35. Dried medicinal herb blends
  36. Canned marinara sauce
  37. Fresh pesto
  38. Popcorn or kettle corn
  39. Herbal salves
  40. Herbal tinctures
  41. Homemade extracts (vanilla, orange, lemon, etc.)
  42. Heirloom seeds
  43. Fresh floral wreaths
  44. Seed bombs
  45. Beeswax candles
  46. Home-roasted coffee beans
  47. Home-roasted nuts and seeds
  48. Homemade fudge
  49. Homemade granola bars
  50. Homemade jerky
  51. Homemade fruit leather85 awesome things you can sell at a farmer's market
  52. Dehydrated fruit
  53. Mushrooms
  54. Shitake mushroom inoculated logs
  55. Freeze-dried fruit and veggies
  56. Olive oil infused with fresh herbs
  57. Homemade apple cider vinegar
  58. Dried sage smudge sticks
  59. Homemade applesauce
  60. Homemade ketchup
  61. Canned pie fillings
  62. Carnivorous plants
  63. Succulent gardens
  64. Fairy gardens
  65. Bonsai trees
  66. Flower bulbs
  67. Worm hotels for vermicomposting
  68. Homemade compost tea
  69. Hand-built bee boxes
  70. Hand-built raised garden beds and window boxes
  71. Homemade almond milk
  72. Fresh yogurt
  73. Fresh cheese
  74. Homemade kefir and kefir starter
  75. Kombucha 85 awesome things you can sell at a farmer's market
  76. Spun and dyed wool
  77. Natural coffee creamers from fresh milk
  78. Herbal bath salts
  79. Aloe vera and aloe plants
  80. Homemade nut butters
  81. Homemade butter with fresh herbs
  82. Homemade salad dressings with fresh herbs
  83. Infused vinegars
  84. Fresh guacamole
  85. Seasoned kale and zucchini chips

What are you selling this year at the farmer’s market? We want to hear!  Share in the comments below! 

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Nathan Brainard

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Thank you for the very cool list. I live in Oregon and can't find anything regarding making Extracts. Do you know where I can find the requirements for making Extracts to sell at farmers markets.

Rooted Revival

Monday 28th of March 2022

The best place to start is by contacting your local county extension office. They will be able to guide you in finding resources and help you navigate any regulations that your state may have. Best of luck!

Susan Morrison

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Can I sell organic quiches and herb wreaths?

Rooted Revival

Thursday 20th of January 2022

Hi Susan! If you aren't sure what you are allowed to sell, you can always check with your county extension office. I'm going to bet that the herb wreaths would be fine but the quiche may need some additional approvals as food items usually fall under cottage food laws which vary by state. Sure sounds yummy though! Best wishes!

Dallis

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Great list. We are starting a small family grocery and going through your list helped me pick up a few ideas I hadn't thought of. Following the cottage food laws of course, but going from an angry commenter - from what I've read jail time isn't really what they're after if you break the rules. It's more like a forced shut down and "maybe" a fine. But I'm in Texas, so my research has been focused on my state. Just wanted to put that out there because I know the prohibited list includes some things I didn't expect and just in case you're like me and think oh no, what if I accidentally sell something I'm not supposed to?! You're not going to go to jail. At least not in Texas. 🤣

Project Zenstead

Monday 9th of August 2021

Great point and I'm so glad you shared it! And I do think it holds true for most beginner farm marketers. Now if you keep doing it, I'm sure there are harder consequences! But, at least in the states I've lived in, there are amazing programs to help you figure out your product and how to produce it in a safe and efficient manner. Plus, the extension offices are truly so helpful when it comes to figuring it all out and what is/isn't okay. So glad that you are seeing the same thing in your state!

Vonda

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

Excellent list of items!

Elizabeth Hunter

Thursday 5th of November 2020

I’m selling artisan jams and jellies (Mulled Cranberry Jelly, Christmas Jam, Spicy Peach Jalapeño Jam, and Wild Sand Plum Jelly) at the Holiday Farmer’s Market

Project Zenstead

Friday 6th of November 2020

Those flavors sound divine! I love that idea - perfect for the holidays! Best of luck with the market!