Uses and Tips

  1. How to Set Up Your Farmers Market Stand

    How to Set Up Your Farmers Market Stand

    If you’ve got a green thumb and you’re looking for a fun way to make some money, setting up a farmers market stand is a great idea! Fresh, locally grown produce is in high demand, and growing and selling your own food is incredibly rewarding.

    Even if you don’t live on a large farm, you can still grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to sell at a farm stand. In fact, urban farming has become one of the hottest new trends. From hydroponic systems set up on rooftops to outdoor greenhouses, there are plenty of creative ways to get your garden growing.

    Before you can start selling your goods, you’ll need to set up your space. Luckily, creating a roadside farm stand is a simple project that won’t cost you a ton of money. Here’s a look at some of the best farm stand ideas for setting up produce stands at outdoor markets.

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    First, Learn the Rules of Setting Up Produce Stands at Outdoor Markets

    If you’re setting up afarm  stand at an established farmers market, check with them to make sure you understand all the rules before you get started. You’ll need to make sure they’ve approved the items you’re planning on selling and that the farm stand space you set

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  2. 5 Ways to Use Your Shade Canopy

    5 Ways to Use Your Shade Canopy

    No matter the season, an outdoor pop-up canopy is a must-have accessory for any outdoor adventure. Outdoor canopies for shade provide comfort, convenience, and most importantly protection from harmful UV-rays. It’s important to find a dependable product that fits your needs whether you’re on the go, on the job, or on vacation.

    When deciding which outdoor pop-up canopy is right for you, first think about how much shade you need. Will you be covering a larger group, or just yourself and a friend? Then decide on other features like slant leg or straight leg options for a little extra strength. These shade solutions are versatile enough to bring just about anywhere. Here are 5 ways to use your shade canopy to transform your next trip outside.

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    1. Bring Shade to Any Backyard

    While you may think an outdoor pop-up canopy is just for an exciting trip to the beach, remember to bring coverage from the sun on an average day in your backyard. Add outdoor canopies for shade while watching your family splash around in the pool or for a respite from grilling at a family cookout. Choose a larger outdoor pop-up canopy to

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  3. Home Tailgating: Football Party Tips to Make The Big Game Fun

    Bring Big Game Excitement with These Backyard Tailgate Party Ideas

    There’s a big football game being played on Sunday, and there will be a championship feeling in the air. Whether your favorite team is playing, or you have no rooting interest at all, the best way to celebrate the day is with a small backyard homegate party!

    While a tailgate party is an outdoor bash that takes place before a sporting event at the parking lot of a stadium, a homegate party that you hold in your backyard. A tailgate party will include a grill, a tailgate canopy, portable folding chairs, a sturdy but compact camping table, a trusty metal cooler, and plenty of food and drinks.

    A homegate party gives you all the benefits of a tailgate without the added stress of gameday traffic, need to prep food the night before, or the need to pack your car or truck with tailgating gear. Additionally, homegating allows you to keep your party as intimate as you’d like. You can make it a family affair, or just invite the neighbors over for a pre-game meal.

    While the big game atmosphere can make tailgating a unique experience, you can replicate the feel in your own backyard. In fact, when you’re homegating, you aren’t restricted to one or two parking spaces. You’ll have more room to set up tables and chairs, games like cornhole, and to generally just stretch out. Also, you’ll have the convenience of setting up and breaking down your backyard in your own time frame, and not when the stadium parking lot is open.

    It doesn’t matter if you live in the cold Kansas City area, the warmth of the Tampa Bay area, or anywhere else in the United States. Even thought the 54 of the 55 of big championship football games have been played in warmer weather or indoor stadiums, it’s a sport that’s played in just about any weather. Those who tailgate at Kansas City games dress in layers to stay warm. Fans of the team in Tampa know how to stay cool under the blazing sun.

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  4. Treat Your Home to a Backyard Makeover

    Treat Your Home to a Backyard Makeover

    Outdoor upgrades are one of this year’s most popular home improvements. In fact, according to a recent survey, 90% of Americans agree that their outdoor living space is “more valuable than ever before.” Sadly, the survey also found that 88% of people are currently dissatisfied with their outdoor spaces.  

    If you’re part of this majority, don’t fret. A backyard makeover is easier and less time-consuming than you might think. Whether you want to increase your curb appeal or create a completely new outdoor living space, there are many simple projects that will help you reach your goal. Best of all, you can complete most backyard projects in just a few days. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

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    Refresh Your Deck or Patio

    If your home’s deck or patio has seen better days, a simple refresh will go a long way. You can easily restore your deck by making repairs, cleaning the surface, and adding a fresh coat of stain. Not only will this improv

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  5. Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    We all need to plan time off from work to spend quality time alone or with family and friends and recharge our minds. However, taking paid vacation time is something not every American worker is doing. According to the U.S. Travel Association, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time on the table last year.

    National Plan a Vacation Day, which is the last Tuesday in January (this year, it’s January 26), reminds us to plan our vacation at the start of the year for the rest of the year. The earlier you plan a vacation, the more ready and relaxed you’ll be when your vacation time gets here.

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  6. COVID-19: Temporary Buildings Will be Needed for Mass Vaccine Clinics

    COVID-19: Temporary Buildings Will be Needed for Mass Vaccine Clinics
    Cities, counties, and states from coast to coast are upping the ante on lockdowns and restrictions due to an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases, but the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen. As more news of successful clinical trials of a vaccine are being reported, temporary vaccine clinics will be needed to handle the demand for vaccinations. The demand for temporary fabric buildings, portable party tents, and commercial-grade canopies are going to be on the rise as pharmacies and medical facilities look to create short-term and long-term solutions for vaccine clinics. These structures can be quickly assembled and anchored* to a variety of surfaces and allow vaccine clinics to be set up quickly.
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  7. Extend the Outdoor Dining Season with Reliable Restaurant Tents

    Extend the Outdoor Dining Season with Reliable Restaurant Tents
    Outdoor dining can really help restaurateurs expand their seating capacity. While some diners enjoy being able to have a restaurant meal outdoors, others have decided to eat out because it’s the only dining option. Every fall, restaurants that rely on their outdoor business have a tough decision to make. Do they keep their patios and decks open during the fall, winter, and early spring, or do they close for the season?
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  8. Bringing Customers Outdoors: The Business Benefit of a Party Tent

    Bringing Customers Outdoors: The Business Benefit of a Party Tent

    When you think of a party tent, you probably think about weddings, carnivals, or other celebrations. But small and medium size businesses can use a party tent to gain market share and create memorable customer experiences.

    Party tents are extremely versatile business tools. They can be used as awnings to keep customers protected from the elements, or as enclosed spaces for receptions, lectures, and presentations.



    Let’s look at the pros and cons of owning a party tent, and the ways your business can benefit from owning one instead of renting one.

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  9. Adapting to Change: 6 Ways Businesses Can Use Canopies and Pop-Ups

    Adapting to Change: 6 Ways Businesses Can Use Canopies and Pop-Ups
    Your business operations have shifted, and adapting to change is necessary. Here's 6 ways canopies and pop-ups can help your business
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  10. Event Canopy Accessories to Enhance Your Shade Solution

    Event Canopy Accessories to Enhance Your Shade Solution

    An event canopy provides essential shade for outdoor weddings, company picnics, and other al fresco dining occasions and events. This summer, enhance your shade solution with a few canopy accessories for your ShelterLogic event canopy! Check out these must-have accessories that increase shade coverage, secure your canopy, and more.

    Event Canopy Accessories for...

    Added Privacy

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    Party Tent Enclosure with Windows: Add ultimate privacy and wind protection at your next outdoor event with this enclosure kit for your party tent. Use one or all six individual clear PVC windows and two double zipper doors for multiple entry options. 100% waterproof, UV-treated, and heavy-duty fire-rated PVC fabric - this classy enclosure comes in multiple colors to fashionably and effectively shelter all your guests. 

    More Shade for Canopy Owners

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    Extension and Sidewall Kit: The ShelterLogic Canopy Extension Kit serves a dual purpose to offer shade and privacy! Quickly add 280 square feet of shade coverage or include a single or double wall windbreak to your canopy in minutes. This canopy extension kit comes ready to install out

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