We had this discussion a year and a half ago when the local farmer's market was just going to showcase crafts on one Saturday a month. So my question was...Where do soaps fit in? I am using home grown herbs and flowers in the products. How about handspun yarns? My own animals provided the fiber. There are lots of other examples, but these two were closest to my heart and my possible financial gain. Well, of course, it was all right, I was told, but not by the folks who had made the rules/decisions. Unfortunately, it seems that there are times when the folks making the choices for the markets are the least informed about what the market really represents. My belief is the market should represent all the wonderful things you can make from the fabulous materials provided on your own little corner of the world.
More thoughts later....Julie