Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Thank You and Season's Greetings from Winter Goddess Foods

As we approach the 2016 holiday season, Terry and I want to take a moment to thank our wonderful wholesale partners, our Farmers Market Managers, and you, our followers, customers and fans who we affectionately refer to as “our Peeps” for supporting our business this year. The outpouring of love, generosity, and support that you have shown us throughout the year has touched our hearts, and sometimes just blows our minds. It is gratifying to know that we have “done you right” by producing products that combine quality clean ingredients with positive intent, that not only taste great but make you feel good inside for eating or drinking them. We are humbled by your trust in us, and your continued affirmation of that trust. Your patronage of our company has made 2016 our best year ever! Now that the show season is over, we will be halting production of our products until the second week of January, in order to enjoy a well-deserved rest.

As we swing into 2017, Winter Goddess Foods will continue the mission of being good citizens in the world through our continued support of charities like Second Harvest Heartland, the Ann Bancroft Foundation, Sisters Camelot, and others. Thanks to your generosity and patronage, we were able to feed hundreds and hundreds of people, allow young girls and young women a chance to realize a dream, and do many other wonderful things for people throughout the Twin Cities. In our troubled world where times are tough for people, the only way we can make this world better is to work together to make it so. You have done this, and continue to do this, and for that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

2017 will mark our eighth year in business, and Terry, Mary Ellen and I are looking forward to serving you, and we will continue to live up to that sacred trust that you have placed in us. We will also continue to hold that positive mind picture of you, our customer, enjoying our products with a smile on your face and joy in your heart as we have always done. That is our secret ingredient that we liberally apply when crafting and producing delicious, clean and sustainable products that are truly “Made with Love for your well-being!”™. Thank you, and best wishes to each and every one of you for a joyous holiday season and a prosperous 2017.

Nehemiah Inverse, Terry Williams and Mary Ellen Webber

Monday, November 21, 2016

It's Holiday Show Season!

With the Farmers Markets done for the year, Winter Goddess Foods' attention has turned to our annual Holiday Show Season.  For the next two months, Terry and I will be appearing at various venues around the Twin Cities area, as well as in Long Prairie Minnesota, making our tasty organic fare available for your holiday gift giving consideration.

To the left of our page (a little under our picture), we have listed our entire indoor show schedule for late fall/winter 2016.  Each entry is linked to the main page of each venue sponsor so you can find detailed information for every event.  This list will be updated as we add new shows.  Please feel free to click the links to find information about where we will be next.

Terry and I invite you to come out and see us during the Holiday season. We'd also like to offer suggestions on how to gift our organic comfort products:

1) Our Tranquility Chai or spicy Muy Loco Coco, paired with a purchased mug makes for a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for your loved ones.

2)For the health conscious or athletic person in your life, boxing up an assortment of our Cranberry Walnut, Banana Walnut and Sunflower Apple Raisin granolas is a great way to let them know you are thinking of them.  

3) Looking for a great Hostess Gift?  Surprise your hostess/host with several bags of Aww Nuts! or Aww Nuts! Slow Burn, along with a beautiful bowl to serve them in.  Who wouldn't want a nice bowl of tasty nuts for their holiday table guests?

4) Speaking of nuts, they also make the PERFECT stocking-stuffer for that guy, gal or child in your life.  'nuff said!

5) Our Caramel Moments make for another great stocking-stuffer idea for children and adults alike.  Keep in mind that they pair up nicely with that warm mug of cocoa, coffee, tea or even Irish Cream! A dozen caramels or even a bag of 25 will provide enough rich buttery goodness for everyone!

6) Looking to add a bit of class to that holiday gathering?  A dozen or two of Oh My Goddess! Truffles or Cake Gems will make you the hit of any get-together.  

Hopefully these suggestions will be helpful to you.  Feel free to let your imagination run wild, since our products have been employed in a wide variety of ways to provide pleasure and enjoyment to those you love. We look forward to serving you, our wonderful Peeps, for all of your holiday needs!



Please note: The last day to submit all mail orders is Monday December 12th.  The last day to submit for all Twin Cities local pick up or delivery orders is Friday December 16th.  Please plan your holiday ordering wisely to avoid disappointment; i.e. Order early!

Monday, October 31, 2016

The 2016 Farmers Market Season has finally ended *Sigh*

As always this time of year, Winter Goddess Foods and our wonderful Farmers Market patrons wax bittersweet on the last days of the market season.  Many of our neighborhood friends came by at the Midtown, Richfield, and Linden Hills Farmers Markets to get the last of the farm fresh produce, artisan produced food items and artisan crafts, before the onset of colder weather.  We received hundreds of thank you's and well wishes from our Peeps who showed their appreciation for the work that we do to bring clean, tasty organic goodness to our neighborhoods.  It is truly humbling to receive such wonderful appreciation from our neighbors and market shoppers from all over the Twin Cities area, and beyond.  We have even served people from all over the world who came to visit us for our products including folks from England, Italy, Iceland and Norway.  Our hearts are full, and we are truly thankful to the Great Spirit for the privilege of being able to serve so many wonderful people.

Terry and I want to recognize and salute all of our market patrons from the Centennial Lakes, Midtown, Richfield, and Linden Hills Farmers Markets who came to visit us throughout the season and purchase our products.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your families needs, not only with our food, drink, and snack items but with education about organic ingredients and sustainability, as well as a chance to serve up a little laughter and good feelings to raise all of our vibrations.  You are near and dear to us.

Thank you for allowing our company to fulfill our sacred trust to you by providing delicious, wholesome and healthy products made to the highest quality.  We wish you all a wonderful Holiday season, a comfortable and prosperous winter and Spring, and we look forward to serving you again in May 2017!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It's Farmers Market time again!

Hello my Peeps, and welcome back to our blog!  Terry and I have had a lot going on over the last six months, so apologies to all for being away for so long.

Once again, it is our favorite time of year; Farmers Market time!  The weather has finally warmed into Spring (with the exception of last Saturday's windy cold snap) with the grass and trees greening and flowers abloom. Vendors, artisans and growers are bringing out their first offerings for purchase, with the promise of fresh fruits and vegetables coming later in the year.  For some folks in the Twin Cities area, the opening of the Markets are the true First day of Spring!

For Winter Goddess Foods, a few changes are afoot for the 2016 Market season.  As always, we will once again be a fixture at the Midtown Farmers Market, which is our home market, selling our wares and once again collecting tips for the Second Harvest Heartland food shelf.  Our company was able to collect enough funds to provide Second Harvest with the ability to serve over 2800 meals to our hungry neighbors in the Twin Cities last year, and we are hoping for an even better effort in 2016.

Richfield Farmers Market

We will also be vendors in two new Markets this year, with an emphasis on being closer to our home in South Minneapolis.  While Mary Ellen and myself will be at Midtown on Saturday, this weekend Terry will be starting our first year at the Richfield Farmers Market at Veterans Memorial Park at 64th Street & Portland Ave S, in Richfield MN  (held under the picnic pavilion) It is a well established venue swinging into its 25th year of operation, and we are please to be a part of this well run community institution.

Centennial Lakes Park

On Thursdays this year starting in June, Terry and I will be introducing our products at the Centennial Lakes Farmers Market at 7499 France Ave S, in Edina, MN. It is situated within a beautiful 24-acre community park and a 10-acre lake surrounded with beautifully landscaped grounds, formal and informal seating areas, swinging benches and fountains.  Operating our stand near the water will be the perfect change of pace from the "concrete jungle" and we are definitely looking forward to it.

Click these links for more info on each of our Market venues.
Midtown Farmers Market
Richfield Farmers Market
Centennial Lakes Farmers Market

We are also pleased to tell you that in advance of the Midtown Farmers Market opening, Terry and I were interviewed by Kelly Savage of the Corcoran News, the community newspaper in our area.  We received a nice write-up from her, which increased our visibility at the market and was remarked upon by a large number of customers who visited our tent.

There article can be viewed here!

For more timely news about our goings on, please check out our Facebook page at Winter Goddess Foods!

Blessings and Peace!