This month I have found myself scrambling to complete projects just about every day. Let me back up a bit...
In August 2013 I decided to open a booth for Mary's Heirloom Seeds at a local farmer's market.
It was a HUGE step since I work Monday thru Friday (at a "real job") and so far had only sold heirloom seeds on my website. So I took this first huge step...and it was AMAZING! I had such a great time and I met so many people. The farmer's market offers a very unique opportunity for a local, heirloom seed market.
|Homegrown Chocolate Habanero Peppers|
Except for 1 month (and 5 days), I worked 7 days a week for the last 14 months.
|Me in my farmer's market booth|
The last week of October (3 weeks ago) I decided I had had enough. It was time to open up my very own seed shop. This meant no more 7 days a week but it also meant a big investment. It also means working more hours in the beginning to get set up. We took the risk!
What started as a simple website, a small garden plot and 20 heirloom, Non-GMO seed varieties has grown into something so amazing and unique!
Now, Mary's Heirloom Seeds is a "real" brick-and-mortar store with online shopping still available. I am so thankful that our little seed business has grown into an educational opportunity for our local and global community of foodies, non-GMO enthusiasts/activists and gardeners both young and old.
This week I'm adding new seed varieties to our 2015 seed stock. We now offer over 180 varieties of heirloom, Non-GMO seeds. I'm also teaching a free workshop on growing seeds, organic growing as well as Organic Sprouts.
We're also adding something very special to our shop but we haven't made anything "official" yet. If you sign up for our e-newsletter you'll get the latest news as soon as it's available.
Seriously, there are so many exciting things in the works I'm having a hard time not blurting everything out. Patience.
Small business Saturday happens every year.
This year it's Saturday, November 29th - a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.
Please join Mary's Heirloom Seeds and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
You may have seen this meme around facebook. As a small business owner I can tell you that shopping "small" makes a huge difference! Shopping small makes dreams come true. It has made our dreams come true!
Thanks for stopping by my little spot on the WWW...Stay tuned for more organic gardening and health related topics. If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to ask.
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