Friday, June 19, 2020

We are back!



And...we are back!

Now that we have returned to Minneapolis, the two disabled tabs for ordering on our website have been re-enabled for your use.

Your Daily Bread delivery customers can now resume online ordering today for home delivery on Wednesday, June 24th.

While we will not be at the market this Saturday, June 19th Midtown Farmers Market pre-orders can resume online ordering for pickup immediately for the following Saturday Market on June 27th.

Thank you all for your patience and forbearance during this trying time.

Nehemiah and Terry
Winter Goddess Foods

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Temporary Shutdown of Delivery and Pre-order services

An important message to all of our friends and customers.

Due to a dire family emergency, Terry and I will be out of state next week.  Because of this, we have disabled ordering for the Your Daily Bread delivery service for Wednesday, June 17th, as well as Pre-orders for the Midtown Farmers Market for next Saturday, June 20th.

What that means for you, our customer is as follows:

Your Daily Bread delivery customers can resume online ordering on Thursday, June 18th for home delivery on Wednesday, June 24th.

Midtown Farmers Market pre-orders can resume online ordering for pickup starting Saturday, June 20th for the following Saturday Market on  June 27th. 

As always, online orders for mailing will continue to be accepted during this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nehemiah and Terry
Winter Goddess Foods

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Our response to COVID-19, and our new local delivery service, Your Daily Bread


Winter Goddess Foods response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

As with any licensed food business in the State of Minnesota and the City of Minneapolis, Winter Goddess Foods complies with and exceeds local, state and federal Best Practices to make sure we produce clean tasty products for you, the people of our Twin Cities communities and beyond. More importantly, we want to make sure that you have access to your favorite organic products, even with the prospect of self-isolation and social distancing looming.
Let’s face it, we are living in troubled times right now. During this period, it can be tough to know who to believe and what to do to keep ourselves and our families safe as this virus spreads throughout the country. Local municipalities and communities are being proactive in their attempts to limit the spread of COVID-19 with school closures and cancellations of events where large gatherings of people are expected. Self-isolation for those who are ill or suspect they have contracted this illness is fast becoming the norm in combatting this public health problem. The rising uncertainty and fear of COVID-19 and the prospects of being in large groups of people have given many of us pause in how we live our daily lives. That is where we are coming in to help.
For those of you who reside outside of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, nothing has changed.  You can order with confidence directly from our website as you always have, and you have our assurance that you will receive the same tasty, chemical-free products and customer service that you have come to expect from us. 
For those of you who DO reside in the Twin Cities Metro, we have exciting news for you.  We are rolling out our new curbside delivery service that we call, Your Daily Bread.  If you or your loved ones are ill, quarantined, self-isolating or you just prefer to receive our organic products in a more convenient way, we stand ready to serve you. Please click the tab above that reads, "Your Daily Bread" for information on available items and how to order.
Over the next several weeks and months, Markets and Spring events where Winter Goddess Foods products are normally featured and sold face the prospect of postponement or cancellation. Because of this, Terry and I have developed this plan to make sure that you always have access to the products you have come to love. The current situation is fluid and as things change, we will keep you informed of our plans as we move forward. Together with you, our loyal customers, we will make it through these times.
Blessings,
Nehemiah and Terry
Winter Goddess Foods

Friday, January 10, 2020

Happy New Year and Thank You!

Terry and I would like to take this time to show our appreciation to each and every one of you who have supported our business over the years.  It's hard to believe, but January 10th marks the start of our 11th year in business, and we couldn't have gotten there without your loyal patronage, and the word of mouth to your friends, families, and co-workers about our great-tasting, clean and economically priced organic snack, drink and treat products.  Thanks to you, 2019 finished as our best year ever!

My wonderful wife Terry started Winter Goddess Foods as a way to
supplement our income after a work accident left me disabled.  She crafted and developed our very first product, Tranquility Chai, at our kitchen table while experimenting by using organic ingredients and sampling the result with our friends.  After receiving resounding positive responses ("You guys need to sell this stuff!"), we began our journey to create more tasty products and find what it would take to bring them to market.  In 2009, we did our first sampling and sales of Tranquility Chai at a local farm co-op. After a diabetic patron lamented that while she loved the aroma, she couldn't drink our chai because of the cane sugar. One week later, we returned to the co-op with our Tranquility Chai Unsweetened to pair up with our original. A few years later, in response to our local Vegan community, we developed our Tranquility Chai Vegan variety, which created our first product line. What began as an unknown transformed into one of our best selling products ever, and it is all thanks to you, our loyal fans.

In serving you as creators and food entrepreneurs, we understand this to be a sacred trust.  We understand that how our products are crafted is just as important as the ingredients we use.  Also important is our responsibility to be good citizens in the world by the ethical choices we use to operate our business.  That is why we use best practices in all that we do, from sourcing the highest quality organic ingredients from well-known suppliers and local farmers, using slavery-free and child labor free Fair Trade chocolate in our candies, all the way down to reusing the recycled packing materials from our ingredient shipments for our mailings.  As we have done from the beginning, from the moment we step into the commercial kitchen to prepare our products, we hold a "mental picture" of you enjoying our organic offerings with a smile on your face as we work. This is our magic, our "secret ingredient," and the reason that Winter Goddess Foods products taste so good. We will never use artificial ingredients, additives, preservatives, corn syrup, or chemicals in what we make for you because, frankly, you deserve better.  Crafting food for consumers is a sacred trust, and we strive every day to be worthy of that trust for you and your family.

As we set our intention for 2020 and beyond, our goal is not only for an increase in product sales but more importantly for opportunity, meaning more platforms in which our products can be displayed and sold.  All we want is a chance to shine and expand our reach to more and more people who are hungering (literally) for great tasting organic products at a modest price.  We believe that this will come to pass in 2020.  It would honor us greatly for you to join us on our continued journey.

Best wishes of peace and prosperity for each of you in 2020!

Blessings,

Nehemiah





















Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Winds of Change


This summer seems to be deviating a lot from the norm, what with pleasantly warm days interspersed with dreadfully high humidity, followed by torrential downpours, and back again.  Sometimes it's enough to make your head spin, especially when your Farmers Market has to cancel due to dangerous weather.  As always, Winter Goddess Foods rolls with the punches and continues onward delivering our tasty products wherever we go.


A number of changes have happened this year with most of them being for the good.  Unfortunately due to the physicality involved in outdoor venues, and with Terry and I getting older now, we have resigned ourselves to only doing two Farmers Markets this year rather than three or more.  Rest assured, Winter Goddess Foods isn't going anywhere anytime soon.  We just need to structure our time and work a little differently.  Don't worry though.  You'll still see our smiling faces and welcoming hearts at both the Midtown and Linden Hills Farmers Markets for the foreseeable future!

We are very excited to announce that our company has partnered up with MN Brands for Good, a wonderful entity that provides fundraising opportunities for schools and organizations using socially conscious local companies to supply uniquely Minnesota made products as their offerings. This is a far cry from the same old tired, stale candy, boring wrapping paper or dated magazine subscriptions.  Organizations can now make money while supporting local sustainable companies in the process.  It is truly a WIN-WIN for everyone! If your Minnesota school or organization needs to fundraise and wants to break away from the "same old, same old," you can find their link HERE.

Art in the Garden, MN Arboretum
We have also signed on to a number of sales events for the latter part
of the year including the Minnesota Arboretum's Art in the Garden in August, and the Arboretum's 2-day Holiday Show in December.  Please be sure to check the left panel of our page for the updates to our Show and Market schedule so you don't miss out on your favorite Winter Goddess products for gift giving and for your own personal pleasure. (Remember, Toffee, Truffle and Turtle season begins anew starting in October!)

That's all for now.  Please live in LOVE and be kind to each other, especially during the "Dog Days of Summer."
(A little "something" that artist friend Jordyn Molenaar did for me)

Blessings,

Nehemiah






Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Farmers Market Season is coming soon!





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As we await the last gasp of Winter weather with the impending Spring snowstorm, we wanted to remind you that the Farmers Markets will be gearing up in about a month, with vendors like ourselves preparing to bring you our best for you and your family!


Related imageIn particular, the Midtown Farmers Market and the Linden Hills Farmers Market both open up in May 2019.  In additional news, due to the construction of buildings and a plaza for the market at its current location, the Midtown Farmers Market this year moves temporarily to a new location for the next two years while the work is ongoing.  The new location will be in the lot beside Moon Palace Books on Minnehaha Avenue in South Minneapolis, about four blocks from the current site.  The owners, who were once vendors at the market themselves have graciously agreed to host the Midtown Market on their property as a way of giving back to the Market.  Opening day is Saturday, May 4th from 8 am to 1 pm and the market will be open every Saturday through October.  Their Tuesday market runs from June through October from 3 - 7pm.  Click our link on the left side of the webpage for more information.


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The Linden Hills Farmers Market (and Minneapolis Craft Market) located at the parking lot of Settergren's Hardware store will return on Sunday, May 19th from 9 am to 1 pm and will run every Sunday through October 27th.  Again, click the link on the left side of our page for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at both locations!  Here's to wishing us all a happy and healthy (and snow-free) Spring and Summer season at the Farmers Markets!

Blessings,

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