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!