In Massachusetts we have a foundation owned, small commercial kitchen/packing plant that can be used by small companies that are just starting out. The cost to get a new product to market, I am told is under $10,000. The store that I shop at usually has 3 or 4 in store demos a year where some new product, usually a salad dressing or pasta/BBQ sauce, is sampled. The customer tries the product and walks off with a coupon, most of which can be found on the floor 1 aisle over. With the exception of Country Hen eggs, I can’t think of a product that started out this way that is on the shelf a year later. Check with the food science dept at your land grant university, and you will find that a lot of help is available. Just because few succeed does not mean that you can’t. If you want to sell through out door concessions, talk to those guys at parades and fairs. They are mostly little guys looking for a new product that will move. Some of them read these boards. Unless you are getting a patent, you might as well tell us what the product is.