We’re Changing

farm2tableWe haven’t been here much for quite a while. If you’ve been keeping track, you know we weren’t even sure we would make it to 2016, and we sort of haven’t.

We closed in 2015 and reopened in 2016 in a more simplified version of our former self, but with big ambitions to have a grand reopening this spring as something different. We’ve been puttering along since New Years not sure if we could acquire what we needed, but today the tides changed. Not only did we happen on some capital that will allow us to buy some much needed NEW product for our reformation, but we had the great pleasure to meet Neil Fischer, CEO of The Trading Post whom we are going to be doing business with soon.

We have come to realize, perhaps too late, that in this “not getting better” economy, folks may be buying more of what they need, but they simply do not have the discretionary funds to buy nice-to-haves. Though our locally handcrafted primitives are extremely nice to have, we understand that most people can simply live without them. So, we are changing them up, a little less arts and craft and a lot more utilitarian. We already have the know-how, we just have to change the mode a little. For example, Jessica makes the most uniquely beautiful and interesting candles from all natural soy wax and recycled materials; they are nice-to-have. But what about a long burning, we’re talking 120 hour long, survival candle that can warm a small room and boil water. Oh don’t worry, she won’t be doing away with her cake and pie candles anytime soon, but we figure in today’s uncertain times, and a focus on sustainable living, who wouldn’t want a little insurance in the cupboard or pantry.

Now with a shot of funds, we can buy more of the homesteading products we have had our eye on and buy the material to make more of the items we can do in house. Plus, our partnership with The Trading Post is, we believe, going to greatly improve the traffic from the audiences we are trying to reach, while allowing us to be a hub for high quality, locally raised meat and dairy products that we ourselves desire, as well as welcoming us into a network of growers and ranchers to share tips and techniques for sustainable living.

This is where we want to be. We wish we were here on more stable footing, but if the stars align as I think they have, we’ll build a platform soon enough.

Come in and watch us grow!

 

Comments

  1. Mary and Ben Sanders says:

    We happened upon your store while visiting there several years ago. We loved your products because they were unique, and we purchased lots for gifts. Understandably, the economy affects many small businesses, and we hope that in your new venture, you have great success!

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