If your farmer's market property is not already paved, now is a great time to think about investing in asphalt paving. There are several beneficial reasons to think about doing so. Read on to learn more.
Attract More Visitors
One good reason to invest in asphalt paving is to attract more visitors as time goes on. If people know that they'll have the luxury of walking on a flat surface that's easy on the feet, they will be more likely to visit your market and see what it's all about. They won't have to worry about whether they can push a stroller around or worry about their toddlers walking on their own.
Because your guests will be more comfortable when walking on asphalt paving than they would on gravel or mulch, they will be more likely to spend a longer amount of time shopping and enjoying the market which can help increase profits for your vendors—and therefore increase your profits over time.
Enhance Overall Safety
Having an asphalt surface poured on your farmer's market grounds will also help enhance the overall safety of everyone involved. First, visitors won't be as likely to twist their ankles or drop things on gravel that will break, like delicate fruits and handmade items. Secondly, vendors will be less likely to hurt themselves due to uneven gravel or mulch while running around their booths trying to serve people.
Vendors will also be more comfortable on their feet, which will keep them from becoming strained and having to stay home instead of sell at your market. The fewer vendors you have at the market, the fewer visitors you will have and the less money everyone will make overall. Fewer vendors mean less enjoyment and choice for your visitors too.
Make More Room for Vendors
Having your farmer's market property paved with asphalt will also help make more room for vendors. Instead of having to estimate where their booths begin and end, your vendors will know exactly how much room they have. Vendors won't be able to take up a few extra inches of space because their booths are not clearly marked like they would be on gravel, grass, or mulched ground spaces.
Wherever you paint booth lines on an asphalt surface they will stay put. This can result in another booth or two worth of space in each vending row you support within your farmer's market. You can make more money if you have more space for vendors.