It's been a month since we finished our Kickstarter campaign - what a crazy, fun and interesting journey the last month has been! I wanted to let you all know that we have been experimenting with -shirt printing and working on rewards and will be sending out all the rewards in August -- at the latest.
In the meantime, we have been learning so much about USDA certification - as manufacturers of poultry products we have to have USDA certification which means a whole lot more process to get started than I originally realized. We are seriously trying to get our own plant constructed from the start.
We are looking at opening our own plant here in Sebastopol at the Barlow -- which is an amazing new development at an old apple factory. The goal of the Barlow is to bring together small local producers - here is a blurb about the site:
"... the former Barlow Apple Factory is being reinvented to better serve the
community. In addition to our goal of beautifying downtown Sebastopol by improving an existing industrial site, the Barlow is the first business community in the U.S. to focus on connecting customers not only with products and the people who make them, but also with the production itself.
The Barlow brings together the very best wine makers, food producers
and artisans, creating a space that offers a synergy amongst the makers
of the regions finest products, as well as a direct connection between
the consumer and the makers of the local products they love. Cheese
makers, coffee roasters, bakeries, produce vendors, butchers, fish
mongers, even specialty products like soaps and candles, will all be
located in one central location that will also feature bocce ball
courts, restaurants, fire pits and the Sebastopol
Farmers Market, creating an environment for the community to conduct
business, share food and enjoy art, wine and time together."
If you want more information or have questions -- please email or call us anytime at 707-861-9010. If you have experience with any of this - I would love help at any step of the way. And finally, we are looking for a bookkeeper - please send me any references.
Serafina, Jen and Rubyrose