A couple of days ago, I received in the mail a 2017 Permit to Sell at NFM (April - December 2017). I have been permitted to vend at Columbia City Farmers Market on Wednesdays, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Phinney Farmers Market every Friday from 3:30pm - 7:30pm, and Magnolia Farmers Market every Saturday from 10:00am - 2:00pm. I am also on a wait list for University District, West Seattle, and Capitol Hill Farmers Markets - I was really hoping to get into the latter three markets, but for my second season of being in business, I will take what I can get.
I had been anxiously anticipating this permit, because I was getting very restless as to what the future holds for John's Kimchi, and I have been so relieved to finally know that I will be a vendor for the 2017 Farmers Market season. During the market offseason, I have been toying with a lot of different ideas and food products that I will eventually be offering when John's Kimchi has its own physical location as a restaurant as well as a brick and mortar retail space. I have been working on an outline for a business plan that I hope to refine and complete in order to present to Angel investors or banks when the time comes to raise capital for my restaurant.
I really don't have much more to speak of at this point, but I look forward to seeing everyone this summer when the market starts in May!
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin
-The Kimchi Whisperer-