Friday, September 21, 2007

Good Things To Come!

Hello Everyone!

I haven't forgotten to write, I haven't given up on electronic correspondence, and I haven't deleted you from our email list...

It has been a crazy summer. And the craziness continues. However, I would like to give a quick update and a wonderful recipe.

As some of you know, FolkFoods has been getting wonderful feedback all summer. In fact we can't keep production up with demand! We are sort of winding down a really successful farmers' market season; we have certainly accomplished our goal for the season. People are really happy about the product, we've gotten some notoriety (check out a cool article that refers to us), we've made some money, and we've got a strong foundation to move onward with the company.

Some of the great things that have been going on:

  • We are on the menu at the On The Rise Bakery in Richmond, VT. This place is yummy! Going there for dinner is the best part of our Friday evening Richmond Market "date".
  • We are working on an account with Fletcher Allen Health Care, the teaching hospital in Vermont. They are trying to focus on healthier, locally made products, and they served a Sloppy Joe made with our Veggie Crumble that was received so positively that the executive chef is already experimenting with other recipes for use on their menu! (I'll try to get the recipe for their Sloppy Joe - It was incredible.)
  • We are close to an option for making the Veggie Breakfast Patties in a more efficient manner. That way we are MUCH more likely to be able to start wholesale and shipping.
  • We may be looking for some part-time help later in the Fall, stay tuned...
Okay, there is probably more, but it is late and we have Burlington Market tomorrow morning very early. I did, however, promise an easy and amazing recipe, so here it is:

The Farmers' Market Master Sauce Dip

This dip has gotten rave reviews from farmers' market shoppes from Richmond to Burlington. Most people ask if we are selling the dip. We could, but that wouldn't be fair, it is too easy to make on your own.
1 block of cream cheese
1/4 cup of sour cream
a handful of sliced scallions
1 tablespoon of FolkFoods Master Sauce

Put all ingredients in a food processor and process on high until fully blended. There. You've done it! Great as a dip for parties for crackers, veggies, or pretzels and chips. It is also wonderful as a spread on sandwiches. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

(Sorry no picture today, I'll get back on the ball sometime soon!)