Dear VBA members,
The VBA Tunbridge Fair Committee is again soliciting honey (and other bee-related products) to be sold at Tunbridge.
This activity is the largest annual fund-raiser for the VBA. To make this process both fair and simple, we have a few guidelines for your submissions:
- You must be a current member of the VBA.
- Wherever possible your containers should be of standard commercial variety and sizes, such as Queenline jars, NOT Mason jars or the like.
- The name, address and contents weight must be shown on all containers.
- Write out the retail price which you want for each size container, and the VBA will subtract 40% from all products sold. Retail prices should be in dollars & increments of 25 cents, such as : $ 7.25, $7.50, $7.75. $8.00. You must submit an invoice with the number of containers you hope to sell.
The price you set is wholly at your discretion, but remember, this is the Tunbridge World's Fair, not a high-end grocery store.
An example from last year was that almost all one--pound jars were priced at $8.00 with VBA keeping $3.20 and the beekeeper receiving $4.80.
Ways to get your product to Tunbridge:
A. Go directly to the Fair Wednesday morning Sept. 13 at the Dodge-Gilman Building between 9-12;
B. To Bill or Chas Mraz at Champlain Valley Apiaries in MIddlebury on or before Tuesday Sept. 12 802-388-7724 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
C. To Bill Mares in Burlington. 802-863-4938, < email@example.com> by Tuesday September 12.
Honey may NOT be delivered during the Fair itself, Sept. 14-17, even if you are volunteering in the VBA booth.
Your unsold honey will be returned to the place where you delivered it. ( Please plan to pick it up as soon as possible. ) The VBA Treasurer will mail you a check for your portion of the sales..
If you have any questions, please contact Bill Mares 598-6226
Thanks, Bill Mares and Mary Stoddard