Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Yes, sad as it is I have not had much time to tweak the blog. So here we are. The same as we were almost a year ago. However...we have been busy here at Turkey Creek Lavender creating and developing new products for our lavender loving friends and fans.
A year ago we entered, and WON the Great Plains Technology Center Food Fight Competition 2014 here in Lawton, Oklahoma with our Lavender Shorties. Thanks to the many of you that taste-tested these delectable little bites at various events, and clamored for more, here we are, a year later, finally renting a commercial kitchen to begin production to bring them to you.
Thanks for your patience. And for sticking with us. And for following us all over creation. And for loving the lavender and the Lavender Shorties.
The journey through the labyrinth that is the artisan food business is an exciting one, but much like Alice falling into the rabbit hole, the learning curve was a big one. We have learned so much over the course of the last year. And still there is more to learn before we can produce commercially and bring the Lavender Shorties to a wider audience.
Do not despair, kind friends, we are working with Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agriculture Center to upscale the recipe and do a food analysis, part of the First Place prize package. We are getting ever closer to a professional, finished product. I promise.
Looking forward to getting back to blogging. (It beats writing a business plan any day!)
Catch me at the Lawton Farmers Market on Saturdays and occasionally at the Duncan Farmers Market on Sundays. Just follow on Facebook and you'll know where I'm likely to be!
Thanks again dear ones!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Clearly I'm still working on the blog, but at least I have it up and running again. The redesign will just have to evolve, so I've decided to just keep writing and changing as we go.
As most of you know, the best place to find Turkey Creek Lavender is at the Lawton Farmers Market during our market season from April-October. This Saturday we will be ending our official season with the Lawton Farmers Market Harvest Festival. Lots of fun events, crafters, artists, and craftsmen, food vendors and, of course, our wonderful regular vendors at the farmers market. If you want locally grown produce, this is the place to come in Lawton! Most of our farmers grow everything naturally, free of any pesticides or chemicals. These same farmers follow all organic practices, and live the lifestyle. We have egg vendors, hormone free meat vendors, grass fed Longhorn beef vendors, free range poultry vendors, and lots and lots of locally grown produce. When you are buying at the Lawton Farmers Market you are practicing farm to table, and supporting small farming. And we are grateful for that! Thank you!
If you didn't get a chance to visit the Lawton Farmers Market this year, we hope you'll stop in next season, which begins again in April. We have lots of events planned for next year! A huge thank you to those that made the Lawton Farmers Market part of your regular Saturday activities. We are so glad you share the experience by bringing your family and friends with you when they are visiting from out of town.
Additionally, if you are an urban gardener, or a small farmer in our southwest Oklahoma area and are producing more than you need, please join us next year. Consider developing a niche market. Everyone grows zucchini and yellow squash, but no one specializes in Chinese vegetables, or Italian vegetables. You can easily develop your business around filling the niche market need!