Monday, September 7, 2020

New Wholesale Partner Addition - Kowalski's Market!

Kowalski's Eagan Market Storefront

Winter Goddess Foods is proud to announce that our products are now featured at Kowalski's Market.  Kowalski's is a venerable, multi-award-winning group of stores in the Twin Cities area known for its beautiful, roomy aesthetic, and great customer service.  

Kowalski's Market Uptown | Retail Construction | EFH Co.

Currently, all varieties of our Tranquility Chai, Aww Nuts, and Granola are on display and ready for your enjoyment at their Eagan, St. Paul, Downtown Minneapolis, and Uptown locations, with other locations to be added in the future. 

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Kowalski’s has a stellar reputation for supporting local “Independent” vendors like us, and we would like to return the favor by encouraging you to support them as well.  We are grateful to be partnered with such a stellar company, and we hope you will shop in their stores and enjoy all of their wonderful offerings.  A word to the wise, don't forget to check out their pastry section.  In the world of grocery stores, it is one of the best in the Twin Cities.

As summer begins to wane with Fall swiftly approaching, here's wishing you and yours all blessings of Good Health, Peace, and Comfort during these challenging times!

Nehemiah and Terry

Winter Goddess Foods

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.
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!