Seriously??? I think I forgot all about it! Even with all the reminders from friends and families..I was shocked to look tonight and see that it has been almost TWO YEARS since i have written anything here. Wow. Time to get myself in gear.
So.. what has happened in two years? A LOT! We launched ice cream in 2015 for one thing! We narrowed down our yogurt flavors and then went a little nuts playing with ice cream! I have a new ice cream machine so am beginning to play with even MORE ice cream!
Cheesemaking has taken over... we have created many different types of cheese.. and I have loved every moment of it! Hannah has become quite helpful and has learned tons. She is my right hand woman! Our mozzarella is made by her and she sometimes makes our cheddar bites and yogurt as well! The kid is quite talented! <<mama pride!>>
We launched our Cheese of The Month Club last fall... we used Kickstarter to kick it off successfully. I love this! It is the perfect answer to my obsessive need to try new cheeses! Woo Hoo! I get to play with cheese!!! I am totally in my zone here! Last month's shipments were so much fun! We focused on Valentine's Day and sent our Heart shaped Creameaux, a heart shaped chocolate fromage, Havarti, and a new chardonnay washed Reblochen- style beauty.
2016 has promised much growth for our farm... we are participating in some new larger CSA programs... Tomato Tomato and Daniel's Produce. There are other exciting things under wraps as well! It is also a year where I am endeavoring to find more balance... to learn to work smarter and not harder and to think outside of the box a little more. The LIC opened just a few weeks ago and so far is keeping me quite busy making ice cream! This is just the kind of account that offers stability to a farm like ours... right now I am keeping them stocked with sixteen flavors of ice cream!
Looking forward to this year! Will endeavor to post more often.... or at least post at all! Certainly not waiting two years again! Will do better.
-- love, laura
Artisan Cheesemaker. Lover of all foods dairy..