Bulk Corn Sale
Esau’s Sweet Corn is grown in a Mennonite community in Southeast Arkansas and is known throughout the state for taste and quality. Our program had four ‘sell days’ and delivered product the following week. Students collected money up front, so there was no start up cost for this fundraiser.
We sold 572 bags (50-60 ears per bag) @ $25 per bag ($11.50 per bag cost/$13.50 per bag profit) for an overall profit of $7722.00
We delivered corn to our band hall, and used it as a centralized pick up location with designated pick up times.
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Lake Hamilton School District loaned us a refrigerated truck to pick up the corn on both delivery dates and provided gas. A band parent with a CDL volunteered to drive on both dates.
Attached photo is from Esau’s web-site.
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Also- you would definitely need a refrigerated truck for and a cool storage space for perishable items.
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