Friday, June 8, 2012

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote.  After all, you keep reminding me when I see you at the markets, that I haven’t been writing.  To tell the truth, I’ve started to write a newsletter several times, but after a sentence or two I realize that I have nothing much to say other than to go on about something that you probably don’t want to hear about.  Some of you may remember the last time I went off on a rant a year or two ago.  Heard about that one for close to a year afterwards. So, figured I’d wait until I had something nice to say…rather than complaining about all the endless rain we’ve been getting.  Don’t get me started.  I swear that Bungie, all 500 lbs. of her, floated across the mud the other day to get to her food.  Pretty sure she ripped the door off her house in disgust too.  It was hanging by one hinge yesterday.

See how easy it is to get me going?  Anyway, a few weeks ago we released a new culinary blend. Yes, I didn’t tell you about it in a newsletter.  Thought I’d let everyone know via Facebook and Twitter.  Didn’t work out so well as evidently most of you don’t follow or subscribe to either one.  However, I have been making more of an effort to post things of interest on both those social media sites and will continue to do so.  Generally it’s much easier to write a few sentences or paragraphs plus it gives you an opportunity to respond to what I’ve written…in a venue where everyone can critique your spelin’ and gramma’.  If you would like to follow us on either site, the links are avail on our website or somewhere on this blog.  Enough shameless advertising.

About this blend.  Back on May 18th, I posted that we had:

Fair Winds Fish Seasoning ~ No, it's not named after Fairwinds Farm in Bowdoinham. For you non-nautically inclined individuals, mariners used to wish each other Fair Winds and Following Seas when they parted ways.

Our Blend is crafted from Dill Weed, Lemon Peel, Basil, Garlic, Oregano, Celery Seed, Onion, and Black Pepper. An herbal blend with a touch of citrus, Fair Winds will go well with most any fish or seafood. It is also a great seasoning for potatoes, pasta, and poultry, or try blending with sour cream or yogurt for a light dip.

Many new things available on our website as well.  Just because I don’t share what’s happening Doesn’t mean we aren’t keeping busy.  All of our Medicinal Herbs are now available for order online by the ounce.  Everything from Agrimony to Wormwood.  You’ll also find a few burnable resins listed as well such as Frankincense and Dragons Blood.  I think we’re over 250 products now.  Hard to keep track.

And lastly, but possibly more important to many of you, we finally achieved our Organic Certification through MOFGA on May 17th.  A long and time consuming process, but we believe it will be worth it in the end.  What does this mean to you?  Well, while the majority of the products that we sell have always been organic, now there is documentation and third party oversight to back up our assertion.  This will also mean a label change in the near future.  We think you’ll like the new design and it will hopefully also save us some much needed time.

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