(post by Samantha)
(photo by Marian Flaxman)
I am laying on my couch right now with a blanket over my legs. I just had to pause for a minute to think "what do you really want to say right now?" I think when I go to write a blog post, I make up that it's supposed to look a certain way and I should be depicting my company in a certain way. But I am moving those thoughts aside so I can just be...myself. Isnt that what a blog is for anyway?
Today was such a cool day. Two really great things stick out. One was that our new broker, Todd, received a last minute invitation to attend a Distribution trade show for all of the colleges in the NorthEast. This means that all of the people who buy products to sell on campuses in the NorthEast will be there. He said "the only catch, is that it's on Thursday and I need samples!" It was very exciting. We understood what a great opportunity this was so we jumped up and down for a minute and started getting things together. Our products are perfect for college campuses! How cool is this gonna be?
The other great thing is that we got an email today from a contact at Foodzie.com (an online store where we sell our products) saying that InStyle magazine wants samples of our chocolate sauce to review. It is so funny that all of the magazines are in to the chocolate sauce. I mean, it is amazing, but so is all of our other stuff! This was another exciting moment because, of course, when do they need it by? THURSDAY! Hilarious. So instead of sending just the sauce, we put together the deluxe box of....well, everything. Who knows. I love InStyle and I know they will love us.
Something that comes up for me when all of these exposure-opportunities arise is a question of legitimacy. The standards for what qualifies a raw food are pretty vague right now. I am hearing more and more and how certain ingredients which are marketed as raw may not be at all. What I am committed to doing is to ask questions and learn as much as I can about the source of all of our ingredients. Another topic that has been brought to my attention is the healthfulness of agave nectar. This is a whole other story, but I just want to say that I am aware and diving in! If you have any words of wisdom about anything, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
Happy Spring Everyone! What an amazing change of season.