good of you to keep reading these. i had just found out about these blog posts. i am consistently impressed with how much i don’t know. of course, i still don’t know if anyone other than my mother reads these. i’m convinced that she is it, as she is still my only friend on facebook.
I was thinking that it might make some sense to update our status for those of you who read these- as i have to answer to many of you at the board meetings that we have tri monthly some of this may seem redundant.
well, we have tried many things since we opened. we were actually thinking all of the products we used to do: borscht, pho, chili, enchiladas, meatballs, globesteak, green thai curry, chicken pot pies, beef pot pies, wild chicken stew, carrot ginger soup, lin ye tang salad, chipoltle potato salad, risottos, aztec black bean salad and babycakes. we used to really concern ourselves making all of that food for you fine people, sometimes, some of you even showed up: it was like Christmas for us. But alas, we are too small of a town for our original idea to have worked. we had to change directions as we were doomed making meals for people.
Next, we learned how a student at an anonymous school wished for people food to make and bring lunches to his school. We thought this made great sense. We met with the school and learned that the school was getting ready to put vending machines in (which they thought was really great by the way). we realized that this may never happen and it would be a great waste of time trying to convince the school that we can produce a better food that doesn’t come in a vending machine.
then, we thought if the school is not going to work, we can go back to making food for the tens and twenties of you out there who loved our food. we went to an online ordering system and we did that for several months. we seemed to have a whopping dozen or so people who actually used this service (thank you 13 families) but tragically, we still couldn’t make it work.
we’ve now figured out that we can not survive on making the odd meal for people and hope it grows, it never really did, try as we did. so in order to keep this place a running we have shifted our focus and are trying our darndest to wholesale our items. We have streamlined our store and the things we create. we now concern ourselves with bread, pizza, pies, cookies and perogies. we also have gluten free and nitrate free meats made by Dale Green who owns the European Deli; there will be some grass finished hamburger patties coming here soon. as a bonus, we still have score bars and the highly popular Lama bar (a granola bar that is fantastic). we make these items and we wholesale them. we will always have something in our store freezer if you ever want to visit our insanely large store. we are just shy of costco in size; i think they are a few square feet bigger than us, like 6- maybe 7, it has been a while since i have measured our store. it is rumored that you can see our store from space.
so that is kind of what we are doing now. Thanks for tuning in.