Inflation affecting local vendors at College View Farmers Market
Just as many Americans are feeling the effects of the highest inflation rates we’ve seen in 40 years, so are some local vendors.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Sunday Farmer’s Market in College View offers local farmers and growers the opportunity to resell their produce in their community.
Just as many Americans are feeling the effects of the highest inflation rates we’ve seen in 40 years, so are some local vendors. Daeron Jones, a helping hand with LeNoir Coffee, is happy that their customers keep coming back after raising prices.
“The fact that our customers always like our products and they don’t care about the price, shows us that they care so much,” he said. “They understand what’s going on and it’s like we’re all in that mindset together. We’re lucky it didn’t change sales too much.
Focusing on budget and cost has been one of the biggest priorities for LeNoir Coffee and many other suppliers.
Michelle Hunter, the owner of Hunter’s Honey, spoke to Channel 8 about how the packaging of her products is increasingly taking more of her pocket.
“Being a small, local business, it impacted us tremendously,” she said. “We depend a lot on our bees, but the products we use to bottle honey have increased a lot.
Vendors are happy that there are options like the Farmers Market available and they are thrilled that people are still coming out to support them. Still, uncertainty about falling prices has led them to watch their budgets closely.