2017 has been a very busy year for our company; so much so that I have been behind on updating our website. The Farmers Market season has been very active for us this year with the addition of our first season-long presence at the Linden Hills Market in Minneapolis, after our dry run last October. Of course, we are having a great year at our "home market," the Midtown Farmers Market here in South Minneapolis, and a presence early in the season at the Richfield Farmers Market.
Home Essentials Boutique. It is a "one-stop shop" for seasonal furnishings, furniture, one-of-a-kind gifts and gourmet foods. Home Essentials is proud to feature Made in Minnesota products, and has become known as the place to go for Holiday and gift shopping; so much so that it has become one of Minnesota's most popular shopping destinations, with tour buses routinely stopping there, with enthusiastic shoppers marvelling at the wide variety of products that are available. If you are looking for that perfect gift for yourself, for the family, or for that special someone, Home Essentials Boutique has what you are looking for, including all three varieties of Winter Goddess Food's Organic Granolas and Aww Nuts nut mixes. We have also introduced our new 4oz. snack sized Aww Nuts Snackers (in Classic or Slow Burn) which we made specifically for this venue, which you will find at the checkout register.
In July, after impressing Greg and Chelsea Miller, owners of the popular Kabomlettes food truck that roams the streets of the Twin Cities, Terry was recruited as the new baker for their full-service deli Vittles, in south Minneapolis. Terry now serves up her wholesome baked goods to an even wider audience, along with a wide range of specialty pastries and treats made without artificial ingredients or additives. Unfortunately, with the added demands and responsibilities, she had to end her time at the Richfield Farmers Market due to time constraints. On the plus side, Terry is making a name for herself in South Minneapolis with her baking prowess.
In a related note, due to Terry's relationship with Vittles and Kabomlettes, Winter Goddess Foods has partnered with them to do dessert catering, which has been one of her dreams. So far this year, we have catered events for the Ann Bancroft Foundation, the grand opening of the new Hennepin County Service Center in South Minneapolis, as well as several events for the Minneapolis Urban League. Terry is also gearing up to accept orders to create tasty cakes and pies for the holiday season, as well as her organic chocolate truffles and buttercrunch toffee.
In addition to all of this, Winter Goddess Foods will continue to provide employers and business owners with an opportunity to celebrate their employees through our Corporate Gift giving page. We are working hard to provide more offerings for employers to choose from to honor their workers with.
With the Farmers Market season entering its final month, our company will be participating in a number of shows and Holiday events throughout the Twin Cities area during the Fall and Winter. Over the last two years, we have had a more active presence on our Facebook page. If you are looking for up to the minute news about Winter Goddess Foods, our events and where you can find us, I highly recommend that you go to our Facebook page here.
Finally, on a more personal note, I have realized a life dream of becoming a published author. In May, my co-authors and I have released our first serial novel - Hawks Effect - in Europe. We have secured U.S. distribution of our series, and by November, both episodes one and two and all subsequent episodes will finally be available to United States residents and worldwide as well. You can read and follow our exploits here and here.
Thank you all for hanging in there with us!