Fw: Busy on the farm

Vic & Pat Jackowsky jackow at gmi.net
Wed Oct 31 21:51:12 EST 2001



----- Original Message -----
From: "Vic & Pat Jackowsky" <jackow at gmi.net>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 8:48 PM
Subject: Fw: [market-farming] Busy on the farm


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vic & Pat Jackowsky" <jackow at gmi.net>
> To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 8:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [market-farming] Busy on the farm
>
>
> > Oooooohhhhhh Marie! Let me tell you where your new business might lead.
> >
> > Sept. last year, we opened what sounds like, the same business as you.
Our
> > farm grown produce and my home baked goods were all we started out with.
> We
> > saw the need for animal feed, garden seed/plants, sodas, bread, and a
few
> > other little things. This past August we relocated to a much larger
store
> > front, complete with not 1 but 2 kitchens. We made salsas, relishes,
> pickled
> > okra and squash....anything we could come up with and we can't keep it
in
> > stock. We do casseroles which now,don't even get cold before they are
> gone.
> > Sweets? Don't even make it to the shelf! Orders start coming in first
> thing
> > in the morning and we don't stop all day. (we go in at 6:30 and leave
> about
> > 6:30 at night.) We also started lunch and then the customers begged for
> > breakfast so we're doing that as well. I already have Thanksgiving
orders
> > and today I didn't think I would make it through Halloween!
> >
> > We were spotlighted in the Delta Business Journal this month, which is a
> > monthly paper that covers most of the state. We have grown tremendously
in
> > the last 2 months since our move to the new location. Our sales went
from
> > $2500. a month to over $10,000.00 this month!
> >
> > I'm tired! AND, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.
> >
> > So Marie, I think you'll have a great business and make lots of money.
> > You'll be like me....to tired to spend it!
> >
> > Best of luck with your new place. I hope you do great!
> >
> > Pat
> > 3 Little Pigs Country Market & Lazy J Farms
> >
> > > The Strawberry Lane Bakery is well on its way into existence.  We're
> > moving
> > > the big ovens Sunday.  Then, after the heating & cooling guy gets the
> hood
> > > and vent installed, I'll be ready to open.  I've been practicing
making
> > > pies and breads and muffins and cookies.  We could have easily gotten
> into
> > > a fight over the last piece of the chocolate meringue pie I baked.  I
> > don't
> > > know how I will stay out of the stuff I bake to sell!   I believe I
have
> > > found THE killer cinnamon roll recipe.  It's basically bread with
> caramel
> > > stuff on the bottom.  Add pecans and we're cookin!  We find that we
like
> > > Julia Child's pie dough recipe the best - half Crisco and half butter
> and
> > > it's to die for, but very expensive.  Probably will go with Mrs.
Grant's
> > > pie crust recipe with milk and vinegar.
> > >
> > > I plan to offer desserts from the garden with zucchini recipes and
> carrot
> > > and pumpkin recipes.  Perhaps an onion focacia and spinach quiche.
> Expect
> > > to sell our produce in the shop as well.  If my energy level stays up,
I
> > > might have soup and salad lunches with a slice of home made bread.
Who
> > > knows where it all may lead?  > > > > > > Marie in Missouri
> > >





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