Skip to Content

8 Of The Best Baked Goods To Sell At Farmer’s Market

At a bustling farmer’s market, there’s a huge demand for a few specific baked goods, and they literally fly off the shelves (sell insanely). But what are exactly those items that everyone just can’t say no to?

Thankfully, I always set up my booth at a local farmer’s market, and that’s why I’m pro at picking the best and hot-selling baked goodies to sell there. If you love baking, I suggest you pick freshly baked bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies, fruit Pies, and muffins. Trust me! Your customers will keep coming back for more.

Some other baked goods you can sell at your local farmer’s market are:

  • Cupcakes
  • Pastries
  • Pizza

Today, I’ll walk you through:

  • 8 of the best baked goods to sell at farmer’s markets
  • Why do these items do really well at a farmer’s market?
Farmer's market, with stalls and the public walking around

1. Freshly Baked Bread

Freshly baked bread is a wonderful choice for your farmer’s market booth. But why? Well, it attracts everyone passing by and catching a whiff of that amazing aroma. So, they are bound to buy it!

To make things even more interesting, you can sell different varieties of it. For example, there’s sourdough (tangy taste) and whole-grain (healthier option). 

What’s great about having these different varieties is that they cater to various tastes!

All you have to do is make your booth presentable and nicely engage with everyone, and that’s it! Your baked bread will make you a winner!

2. Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are the rockstars of farmer’s markets. Their amazing smell and the freshness of baked dough is a killer combination that pulls people in from miles away.

Now, let’s talk about taste. They are all about that gooey, soft center and the perfect mix of cinnamon and sugar, which feels like a flavor explosion as soon as it goes into your mouth. 

And you know what? People at farmer’s markets dig comfort food vibe, and cinnamon rolls deliver that! 

Let me tell you what I love the best about selling in such a chill market setting. I get to chat directly with my customers, and I tell them the story of my cinnamon rolls and how much effort goes into making them.

This helps me add a personal touch and builds trust to keep folks truly attached to my baked goodies!

3. Cookies

Cookies at a farmer's market stall

Cookies are another beloved baked good that do really well in a farmer’s market. You can put your chef’s hat on and experiment with different varieties (like chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin) to make things even more special for your customers.

Why do cookies sell so well at a farmer’s market? 

People at such places are often looking for something comforting with a homemade feel, and cookies do that in style. Their smell alone is enough to turn heads and make mouths water.

And let’s not forget how they are the perfect snack. They’re easy to eat while strolling through the market and shareable (You can grab a few for yourself or treat your friends, too). 

4. Fruit Pies 

Fruit pies definitely steal the show at any farmer’s market, and I’m saying this from my personal experience!  

The warm, golden pies are filled with seasonal fruits (like apples, cherries, or peaches) and are more than just desserts. They are a slice of the season and bring the best flavors nature has to offer.

Sadly, you and I live in a world where artificial flavors rule!

That’s why selling these fruit pies to your customers at a farmer’s market is like giving them a taste of the local harvest (that’s pure, natural, and far from artificial essence). 

5. Muffins 

Muffins are little bundles of joy that are great for a quick and tasty snack at any farmer’s market. You can show your creativity and bake many different flavors (Like blueberry, banana nut, or bran). 

Here’s a little tidbit! Blueberry muffins give your customers a burst of fruity goodness, banana nut ones bring that cozy banana bread flavor, and bran muffins offer a bit of healthiness. 

You’re giving your customers options to match whatever mood their taste buds are in.

Muffins are also super convenient. People can grab one and go about their market exploration (No fuss at all).

6. Cupcakes

Cupcakes at a farmer's market stall

Cupcakes are tiny, delicious pieces of art that bring smiles to everyone’s faces at a farmer’s market. When you sell them there, the swirls of flavorful frosting in vibrant colors add a visual treat before your customers even take a bite. 

People at these places are drawn to things that look good, and cupcakes nail that with their cute and decorative appeal.

The best part? You don’t need so many ingredients, and even if your oven is small, you can bake a bunch of them. 

Here’s a tip: Always write down the recipe you use. This way, if people really love a certain cupcake, you can make it again for them.

7. Pastries

Let me tell you! Pastries at a farmer’s market can’t go wrong in any way! They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes (Like Danish pastries and croissants) and are always all set to steal the limelight. 

What’s cool is that they go really well with coffee or tea! So, if somebody is sipping these beverages, they’ll definitely end up at your booth and buy some pastries to have some more fun.

On a side note, I would like to suggest that keep things fresh and seasonal. If there are local fruits in season, use them in your pastries. It adds a local touch, and customers appreciate it a lot!

8. Pizza

I have kept the best for the last spot. You might have guessed it. Pizza it is! It’s an ultimate crowd-pleaser that makes everyone happy at a farmer’s market. A slice of warm, cheesy goodness will make your customers’ day, no matter what!

Also, pizza has its universal appeal (Kids and adults, everyone loves it). 

The beauty of selling this item at the farmer’s market is that you can get creative and offer a number of flavors:

  • Full Cheese
  • Classic Pepperoni
  • Veggie Loaded
  • BBQ Chicken, and many more.

Now, think about the experience that your pizza will give to everyone at a farmer’s market. People will sit together and enjoy eating while having a chat.

Oh boy! Your booth will be a magnet, which will attract more and more customers!

Ending Thoughts!

Here I am, done with sharing the 8 delightful and best-baked goods to sell at a farmer’s market. 

It does not matter if you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out; I’m sure you’ll do really well at a farmer’s market if you go with these items. Go ahead and nail it!