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Hi,  my name is Derek and im seventeen. I'm about to put a stand in the Monday food market , in the Sunrise restaurant. I will start by selling Canadian butter tarts, which i like very much, but have not seen here at Lakeside. I am researching other dishes to prepare, and any suggestions or observations that you may have would be appreciated. ;)

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Good luck with your new venture.we need more youngsters doing entrepreneurial business like this, you will learn a lot.good start by asking what the public want.

How,about fat free , no sugar or gluten free desserts ?

 

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Perogies would be good!  I think a lot of people like them but they can't be bought anywhere.  You would have top keep them frozen of course.  Another Canadian item is Nanaimo Bars. Good luck Derek!

 

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1 hour ago, gimpychimp said:

Perogies would be good!  I think a lot of people like them but they can't be bought anywhere.  You would have top keep them frozen of course.  Another Canadian item is Nanaimo Bars. Good luck Derek!

 

Yes to Perogies !!  And good luck.

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Thanks everybody for your encouragement and advice. Today I surveyed a few passers by and sugar free is popular;  I was thinking probably sugar free brownies, and the perogies sound very good. I would like to appeal to both American and Canadian pallets, so I appreciate your suggestions. Many thanks!!!!

 

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Try and think of a few more products. Bit limited so far but you are again doing the right thing by surveying .

Maybe products made by others who don't sell in ajijic or at the markets? 

For me there's an obvious one if he will do a deal.!! 

 

 

 

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Keep it simple Derek and within what you can control. No point having to explain to other people why a "supplier" of another product didn't come through on a particular week.

Love all the possibilities so far. Butter tarts, Nanaimo bars, Perogies.... please, can you do Date Squares too? And, if the "desserts" were done in smaller than normal portions for the holiday season cocktail circuit?

Damn, I may have to buy a chest freezer... and I just drooled on my keyboard.

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Focus on a few things that appeal to most people and do them well. Don't get influenced by individual suggestions that most customers will not purchase.

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Do what you do best. If that works out for you, expand your product line. But do controlled surveys. Don't take individual requests, you'll get buried. 

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Derek, good luck. I'm Canadian and I love butter tarts. I didn't know they were a Canadian "thing", though, like sugar pie and tortiere pie, or lumberjack shirts... doesn't matter: I want some.

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1 hour ago, ComputerGuy said:

Derek, good luck. I'm Canadian and I love butter tarts. I didn't know they were a Canadian "thing", though, like sugar pie and tortiere pie, or lumberjack shirts... doesn't matter: I want some.

Yes butter tarts and Nanaimo bars are Canadian and my friends wife makes them both and they let me have some when she makes them. Lucky me.

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Chicken and beef pot pies.

 

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On October 15, 2017 at 4:54 PM, Derek Turford said:

Hi,  my name is Derek and im seventeen. I'm about to put a stand in the Monday food market , in the Sunrise restaurant. I will start by selling Canadian butter tarts, which i like very much, but have not seen here at Lakeside. I am researching other dishes to prepare, and any suggestions or observations that you may have would be appreciated. ;)

Can't wait to experience home style Canadian butter tarts again.....that's something I miss since moving down here.  That, and Nanaimo bars!  All we need now is for someone to make great Montreal-style bagels!   

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I think Derek is asking for ideas of foods that don't require freshness[read hot} at point of purchase and can be taken to vend at markets . Products like poutine need to be totally fresh.. There is a restaurant that makes pierogi but unfortunately only one kind,potato which is the least desirable and cheapest to make but not cheap from that restaurant in Ajijic. The Ukrainians of northeast central Alberta are experts. They aren't expensive at Edmonton Safeway either and go well with garlic kielbasa and sauerkraut if you put sour cream,chopped green onion, and bacon chips over the pierogi. the Ukrainian pronunciation is pierre-o-hee.

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Good luck in your new venture.

Perhaps someone on this board could explain to me what a Canadian butter tart is as opposed to any other butter tart.

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2 hours ago, nutz said:

Good luck in your new venture.

Perhaps someone on this board could explain to me what a Canadian butter tart is as opposed to any other butter tart.

Not heard of any butter tart before never mind canadian.

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I wanted to butter a Canadian tart once, some 60 years ago at Mt. Tremblant, but it was too cold out & she sure could ski fast.  Never saw her again.

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