Getting Back in the Saddle Under Covid-19

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Yes, I had to get back in the saddle again, and pony up to the fact that if we’re going to stay in business, we kind of need to sell something. After nearly two months, we had our first (little) market yesterday, Sunday, May 17th! We’ve stayed pretty low during these couple of months for…

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Why Join a Chamber of Commerce?

logo for U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Recently we have let our membership in our local chamber of commerce lapse. It was completely by accident. We got busy trying to get our business off the ground and spent most of our money, energy and time on our own business. However, over the past couple of weeks, the Director of Business Development for…

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Market Dilemma

Business decisions are sometimes tough.  I believe it’s also pretty darn simple; are we spending more than we’re bringing in?  The hardest part here is remembering that we have to separate the business part from the personal part (coming straight from my favorite movie, You’ve Got Mail)!  And yet, personal is an important part of…

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‘Organic’ versus ‘Natural’ food Labels

Going off of the theme of my last post on “organic” food labeling, there is another food label that is making quite the impression lately. While it may not be as popular, as hip, or as ubiquitous as “Organic”, it is still just as confusing as a label. The label I’m talking about is the…

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Being "Organic" is not just about the food.

One of the first questions we always get at markets is if our cookies are organic. I really don’t like this question to be honest. I know its cynical, but I’ve often seen that “organic” label that is stamped on fruits and vegetables at the grocery store as a fashionable food trend, or a way…

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In Conversation: Business Status Update

 Today we are discussing the status of our business, where we are, what we are looking to transition to, and things that we are still trying to figure out. Laurie/Mom:  Okay, we started out with farmers’ markets in order to actually see if there was a demand, or I guess we just wanted to see…

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Why are we Simple?

First things first! We love baking homemade cookies and brownies, along with selling and developing a relationship with our customers, even if it is only for the moment and a single transaction.  Something about real-time, personal interaction with humans, and of course, the non-human, four-pawed kind, is actually pretty special. Many times though, our conversation…

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