Time for an update, but I’m going to step back a bit. The Wednesday Before Farmers market, the health dept. inspector decided my cheese could not be sold because my fridge wasn’t cold enough! You can’t make cheese in a cold fridge.
I did what I usually do when in a panic, I called my mom. “You know how to handle this” is what she said. She was right. I called Ron, who never panics. He is an action guy.
It seems the dept. of agriculture is in charge of us, and not the local health dept. This really nice guy jumped right in and had us ok’d and ready to go by Friday morning.
Farmers market was fun. We met lots of really nice people, got some good contacts, and actually made some money.
I didn’t realize that my brother, Matt, is such a super salesman. My cream cheese is his favorite. He urged people to try it by handing them a tasting spoon and raving about the cheese. I love the look people get on their faces when they try fresh cream cheese for the first time. Needless to say, we sold a lot of cream cheese. Unfortunately, with no preservatives, the cheese doesn’t keep well and I will have to dispose of the leftovers.
I cut one of my little bries and it is all runny and perfect. I will try not to eat my profits.
I’ve picked up two more wholesale customers, a deli and a caterer. I’m working hard to get my cheeses and our name known so when I get my own store, they will know me and come to me.
Now, back to getting ready for Farmers market again. Hopefully we learned a few things. I’ll let you know.
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