We have been having fun at the The City Market and enjoy passing out samples of our candied peppers. We love watching the reactions of customers when they first try our peppers and we absolutely love the "quality control test" our returning customers like to do.
Here are just a few of the comments and reactions we experience at the farmers market.
Mary, "I buy your habaneros all the time at Hy-Vee in Liberty, Missouri. I just wanted to find you and tell you how much I enjoy them, I put them on EVERYTHING".
Our Habanero/Jalapeños blend is always a huge hit at the market and we never can seem to bring enough with us. Our extra spicy crowd is growing and it is always fun to watch their expressions when they try one of our samples. The flavor begins and then the creeper heat sets in.
A couple from Ft.Scott, Kansas came by and said they were at the market last year and picked up a jar and came back to the market this year to specifically look us up again for more peppers.
Our #1 Pepper Fan of the day (year) was a couple who buys their peppers by the case, (12 jars) at a time. They are responsible for supplying their friends/family in Tennessee, whenever they go for a visit. He eats them on EVERYTHING, every day! I think we need to talk distributor perks. Thanks, Wade for being our best customer....ever!!!
We passed out our Stuffed Jalapeño Burger recipe a couple of weeks ago and "Mom" stopped by to let us know her son has been fixing them for the last two weeks.
We had people stopping by to pick up 4 jars/3 jars and telling us that CG will be on the table for their 4th of July festivities.
One guy grabbed a sample and kept on walking, I just watched him for the "reaction" and his was to backtrack and pull out his billfold and say, "Wow, I'll take two of those jars. That is a great product, you did a fantastic job on that recipe".
Sam, "those are the best jalapeños and yes, they are addictive"
Louise, "I always put them on my deviled eggs and receive lots of compliments, thank you".
It's fun when our customers bring their friends to our table to try our peppers. There is nothing better than having you, our customer introduce your friends and family to our peppers. What a great compliment to us!!!
Those comments make it all worthwhile to get up at 3:30 on Saturday mornings to arrive at the market at 6:00 and get home around 5:00. A long day but a very rewarding one, on so many levels.