Covid19 – Are we done yet?

Picture of bench on a flagstone walkway

It’s kind of hard to believe that we’ve been dealing with Covid19 now for well over six months.  It’s also strange to think about how we took for granted going to the grocery store, concerts, or sporting events, much less work without all of the current precautions.  We’ve somewhat survived quarantine by staying home (well,…

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Getting Back in the Saddle Under Covid-19

Photo of Medella Vina Ranch Sign

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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Ready, Set, Off to Market!

It’s all in the life of a small cookie business; plan, plan, plan, bake, and bake some more and finally, off to the market. All of this along with packaging and traveling (early birds catch the worms) can pay off. Weekly markets can really be a ton of work, and no different than selling at…

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Let’s get Personal, about our business.

Think about getting personal about business, and you have A Simple Cookie. While we can find a gazillion different types of cookies and cookie businesses all over the world, most do not actually operate with the purpose of connecting with an individual customer on a regular basis; being in business for that personal touch, that…

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4 Things We Learned From Our First Big Order

Last week we had our first big order; and by big order, I mean huge order. We planned, baked, packaged, and delivered one thousand cookies all in under a week. We also both have full-time jobs outside of ASC, and we had a full market as well. So to say the least, it was a…

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Business Model update 7-23-18

Later this year, 2018, Pima County will be making some changes to the permitting and licensing of food establishments; in particular, mobile food establishments.  Still looking them over, but the county will be mirroring Maricopa County’s policies.  Here is a link to the basics and I’ll be posting the new Pima County policies as soon…

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Farmers’ Market Etiquette

This post sounds a little intimidating, or perhaps snobby? Yet, farmers’ markets can actually be a snapshot about people and our society in general.  The good and the not so great!  Most of the time it is a pleasure to be a vendor at a market. People are attending because they want to be there…

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