Broadway Farmer’s Market vendors face supply costs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — Inflation won’t just impact shoppers at this year’s Farmers’ Market on Broadway.

Samuel Juan Rosero is the owner of Gourmet Corn Yucatan Cuisine. And he hopes his food truck can alleviate some of his struggles as a vendor.

“The restaurant doesn’t make any money for me at all,” he said. “That’s why sometimes I have to keep it close and run the food trucks and go where the people are.”

Some sellers have raised the prices of their goods to combat supply costs. The gas didn’t help either. It takes more money to get stalls to and from their businesses.

“I raised some prices in some things, because my suppliers are raising my prices,” Rosero said.

But he managed to keep the price of corn, his main attraction, unchanged.

“It’s a battle,” Rosero said. “You just have to keep going. Don’t give up and keep going.”

Levi Zeitler helps out with a tent set up by Salmon’s Meat Products.

“We’ve seen increases of up to 40, sometimes 60% on bags alone,” he said.

From the cost of fuel to electricity, the merchandise coordinator says a lot of things play a role.

“We just went through a price adjustment,” Zeitler said. “It wasn’t just because everyone is. Times change.”

Even with inflation, Zeitler says his company keeps prices low for the consumer by supplying its own meat.

“I hope everyone understands that ‘hey, that’s what it is,'” he said. “Let’s just keep having fun with life and enjoy the great opportunity that On Broadway has for us here.”

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