How Bagels Made Me Money
Someone asked for a year end writeup on how I did at the Farmer's Market selling bagels and breads this year. So here's the breakdown.
Market season started April 12 and ended November 8. I worked 26 weekends (Saturday morning, 7-11am), missing I think 4 or 5 weekends due to being out of town, ill, or just not feeling like getting up that early after a late July 4th celebration.
This is a breakdown of the bagels and breads baked for the market. I stopped making breads after July 19th because I made more money on just the bagels, and maybe selling 4 loaves wasn't worth the extra effort when my bagels were close to selling out most of the time.
2893 bagels made
2631 bagels sold
71 loaves made
59 loaves sold
35 large bagels made
30 large bagels sold
32 giant bagels made
31 giant bagels sold
602.5 lbs of flour used this season
Money made $3116
Money spent for Market $1110.19
Sales Taxes $226.72
Some of the expenses are one-time setups like folding tables and such. The good news is that the price of flour finally dropped (waited until market was over, so unfair), it went from about $15 for a 50 lb bag to $25, and finally went down to $17 a bag.
Overall not a bad hobby business, although a lot of work in the kitchen (about 12-16 hours a day on Friday, to sell Saturday morning).